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Max Whitlock wins gold in men's floor gymnastics

British gymnast Max Whitlock has won the gold in the men's gymnastics floor exercise at Rio - making history by winning the first medal of any colour for British gymnasts on the floor.

Gold medal-winner Max Whitlock in action during the floor exercise Credit: PA

It's the second medal for the 23-year-old athlete from Hemel Hempstead, who - as 2015 world pommel horse champion - was expected to shine at the pommel horse event, which has yet to begin.

Earlier this week, he became Team GB's first all-round men's gymnastics medallist in 108 years, taking a bronze medal on the individual all-around.

Brazil's Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano came in second and third places in the floor exercise respectively.

Team captain Kristian Thomas came in seventh.

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Retests show 45 more athletes doped in Olympics

Doping retests have found banned substances in 45 athletes from the Beijing and London Olympic Games.

Of the 30 in Beijing, 23 were medallists, the International Olympic Committee said.

The reanalysis of the tests are part of the IOC’s efforts to keep dopers away from the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

"All athletes found to have infringed the anti-doping rules will be banned from competing at the Olympic Games Rio 2016," the IOC said.

1,243
doping samples from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 were selected to be reanalysed in two waves
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