Disappointment for Max as he misses out on the individual finals

Hemel Hempstead gymnastics ace Max Whitlock endured a disappointing time at the World Artistic Championships in China as he missed out on the all-round and floor finals.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 6th October 2014, 10:21 am
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Whitlock, 21, won Commonwealth titles in both events this summer, but fell during his floor routine and finished outside the top-eight qualification spots.

Britain’s Dan Purvis and Nile Wilson both scored higher than Whitlock in the all-around standings.

The Adeyfield man, who won European gold on the pommel horse earlier this year and has a PB of 16.1, scored just 15.233 after struggling to find his rhythm and also misses out on that final.

Max Whitlock. Picture (c) Alan Edwards, F2images Operations

A consolation for Whitlock, however, is that the Great Britain men have comfortably qualified for the team final, placing fourth after the two-day qualification in Nanning.

The team of Olympians Whitlock, Dan Keatings, Purvis, Kristian Thomas, and World Championship debutantes Wilson and Courtney Tulloch scored a total of 357.193 points to trail Japan, China and the USA in the standings.