MAX WHITLOCK HELPS BRITAIN TO BEST-EVER SHOWING AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Great Britain's team of Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas, Dan Keatings, Dan Purvis, Nile Wilson and Courtney Tulloch.
Great Britain’s team of Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas, Dan Keatings, Dan Purvis, Nile Wilson and Courtney Tulloch.

SOUTH ESSEX’S Max Whitlock helped Great Britain to a best-ever fourth place showing in the team competition at the World Championships in Nanning.

Although disappointed to just miss out on a podium place it was a proud day for the six-man team (pictured above) and an improvement on the country’s previous best showing of seventh.

The USA took bronze with a total of 270.369 to Britain’s 269.170, the gold going to hosts China and the silver to Japan.

Max, who was excellent on rings, vault, pommel and the floor, said: “We can be very proud as a team of what we’ve achieved. Again we have shown just how good Great Britain are at gymnastics.”