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Great Britain’s Max Whitlock wins men’s all-around bronze

Max Whitlock won Great Britain’s first all-around gymnastics Olympics medal in 108 years as he took bronze in Rio. Japan’s Kohei Uchimura, dominant in the event since 2009, retained his title and Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev won silver after an error on his final apparatus.

Britain’s Nile Wilson finished in eighth place in his first Olympics. Whitlock’s Olympic medal is only the ninth won by a British gymnast and the first in the men’s all-around event since Walter Tysall’s silver in 1908.

In a dramatic finish, Whitlock, 23, was one of the first to go in the last of six rotations and had to sit and wait anxiously after his floor routine to see if his rivals would deny him a medal.(BBC,2016)