Wolverhampton Gymnast sets British Olympic record

Kristian Thomas setting a new British Olympic record Credit: PA Pictures

Wolverhampton-born gymnast, Kristian Thomas, has set a new British record in the all-around event last night.

The 23-year-old finished in seventh place, the highest position for a UK athlete competing in an individual all-rounder Olympic event.

Kristian has taken the title from Neil Thomas who finished in 20th-place at the Barcelona Games in 1992 and Daniel Keatings four years ago in Beijing.

The record for the individual event follows a bronze medal won at Monday's team final event that Kristian is part of.

Kristian Thomas wins bronze with his gymnastic team on Monday Credit: PA Pictures
Kristian Thomas, mid-air, at last night's event Credit: PA Pictures

The media attention that Kristian has received as a result of his record has come as a welcome surprise to the unassuming Olympian. He's confident that he can continue his success.