MAX WHITLOCK is in the best form of his career heading into the Commonwealth Games, according to his mentor Scott Hann.
South Essex’s head coach Hann revealed that Whitlock recorded an all-around score of 91.800 in training this week – a mark which would make him very tough to beat in Scotland.
Hann said: “Max has increased his high-bar score and now has a triple twist on the vault. Overall he has never been in better shape heading into a major tournament.
“For him to score 91.800 in training is so encouraging.
“To put it into context, (Japan’s Olympic champion, Kohei) Uchimura scored just under 92.000 to win the last World Championship. So that’s the level Max is at, at the moment.
“His main aim will be to help England win a team medal.
“But I also want him to be challenging on the floor and pommel, as well as for the all-around title.”
South Essex will be very well supported at Glasgow 2014 with Whitlock competing, Hann the England team’s lead coach, and the club’s assistant men’s coach Dave Massam working as an official judge.