Team GB gymnast Max to be honoured in home town

Great Britain's Max Whitlock. Credit: PA

Team GB Olympic medallist Max Whitlock is to be given a reception by the mayor of his home town in honour of his London 2012 success.

A party will be held at his local Civic Centre this Saturday for Max's return home and to celebrate his bronze medals in gymnastics.

Max,19, from Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire got Great Britain's first medal in men's gymnastics since 1912 with teammates Louis Smith, 23, Sam Oldham, 19, Daniel Purvis, 21, and Kristian Thomas, 23. They won the bronze medal on July 30th.

On July 5th Max won an Olympic bronze medal in the men's pommel horse, which was watched by the Duchess of Cambridge.