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Silver for Max down under

Max wins silver on Pommel Horse Credit: ITV Anglia

Hertfordshire gymnast Max Whitlock had his gold hopes dashed at the Commonwealth Games over the weekend.

The Olympic champion, who's a member of the South Essex Gymnasts club in Basildon, took silver on the pommel horse.

He was narrowly beaten to the top spot by Northern Ireland teenager Rhys McClenaghan.

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Max's mother says "we're just so proud!"

The mother and partner of Commonwealth Gold gymnast Max Whitlock have spoken of their delight at his success in Glasgow.

21 year old Whitlock, who trains at the South Essex Gym Club in Basildon, has won gold in the men's floor event and gold in both the all-around and team categories.

He also picked up silver in the Men's Pommel Horse Final.

Today (Friday) he secured a Bronze in the Men's Parallel Bars Final.

Max Whitlock Credit: PA

His mother Madeleine Whitlock revealed his focus was now on Rio and that she was "so so proud". Little wonder really!

Commonwealth Games: Kettering's Dan Keatings beats Whitlock and Smith to claim Glasgow glory

Dan Keatings produced a brilliant display on the Pommel Horse. Credit: PA

Dan Keatings has won gymnastics gold for Scotland in the men's Pommel Horse at the Commonwealth Games.

Keatings beat fellow Huntingdon Gymnastics Club athlete Louis Smith (Bronze), as well as Essex star Max Whitlock (Silver).

24-year-old Keatings was born in Kettering and produced a fantastic display to wow the judges.

Commonwealth Games: Essex gymnast Whitlock makes it a hat-trick of gold medals

Max Whitlock is getting used to picking up gold medals. Credit: PA

Max Whitlock has won gymnastics gold for England in the men's floor event at the Commonwealth Games.

Whitlock, who trains at South Essex Gym Club in Basildon, has already won gold in the all-around and team categories.

The 21-year-old will have more chances to add to that tally when he competes in the Pommel Horse and Rings finals later.

Commonwealth Games: Essex cyclist Alex Dowsett strikes gold in Glasgow

England's Alex Dowsett has won gold in the Commonwealth Games. Credit: PA

England's Alex Dowsett has won gold in the Commonwealth Games cycling men's time trial.

The Essex rider was almost 10 seconds quicker than his closest competitor, Australia's Rohan Dennis.

In the woman's time trial, Norfolk cyclist Emma Pooley picked up a silver medal.

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Milton Keynes: Table tennis star Baggaley disappointed not to add to Commonwealth gold tally

Andrew Baggaley in action against Singapore. Credit: PA

Milton Keynes table tennis star Andrew Baggaley admits he's disappointed to have missed out on the third Commonwealth gold medal of his career.

Northampton-born Baggaley was part of the England squad which just missed out to Singapore in the team event final yesterday in Glasgow.

He'd previously won two gold medals at the Manchester games in 2002.

"I think the guys, and myself, did our best and we're still happy to win a medal. It's a very, very tough competition now. Table tennis is getting stronger each games so we're very pleased to win a medal but obviously there's a tinge of disappointment not winning the gold."

– Andrew Baggaley

Gault enters the record books after equalling games record

Mick Gault with his Melbourne games medals Credit Credit: ITV News

England’s most decorated athlete Mick Gault made a return to Team England in a bids to become the most successful Commonwealth Games athlete of all time.

Gault, from Dereham in Norfolk, retired after Delhi 2010 with 17 Commonwealth Games medals to his name, but was been tempted back by the possibility of breaking the all-time Commonwealth medals record.

He equalled the record of 18 medals this weekend by winning bronze in the 10m air pistol competition

His medal haul reads as follows:

1994 - Victoria, Canada

  • Gold: 50m pistol
  • Silver: 25m centre fire pistol
  • Bronze: 50m pistol pairs

1998 - Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia

  • Gold: 10m air pistol
  • Gold: 10m air pistol pairs
  • Gold: 50m pistol
  • Gold: 50m pistol pairs

2002, Manchester, England

  • Gold: 10m air pistol, Manchester 2002
  • Gold: 10m air pistol pairs, Manchester 2002
  • Gold: 50m pistol, Manchester 2002
  • Bronze: 25m standard pistol, Manchester 2002

2006 - Melbourne, Australia

  • Gold: 25m standard pistol, Melbourne 2006
  • Silver: 10m air pistol pairs, Melbourne 2006
  • Silver: 50m pistol, Melbourne 2006
  • Bronze: 50m pistol pairs, Melbourne 2006

2010 - Delhi, India

  • Silver: 10m air pistol pairs, Delhi 2010
  • Bronze: 25m standard pistol pairs, Delhi 2010

2014 - Glasgow, Scotland

  • Bronze: 10m air pistol
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