The 28-year-old, who was born and raised in Hemel Hempstead, won his third Olympic gold medal and his sixth in total as he opened the competition and produced a stunning routine, which couldn't be beaten. Here are the best pictures from Whitlock's moment of glory.
PICTURE SPECIAL: Hemel boy Max's golden moment
Hemel Hempstead's Max Whitlock took his place amongst the best Team GB Olympians when he retained his pommel horse title in Tokyo on Sunday.
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