Max makes history in Montreal and Amy impresses after injury

SOUTH ESSEX’S top gymnasts Max Whitlock and Amy Tinkler both walked away from the World Championships with excellent results from the past week’s action in Montreal.

Max, 24, scored a whopping 15.441 to win pommel gold and retain the title he won in Glasgow two years ago.

But despite becoming the first Briton to defend a world gymnastics title, Max, who is coached by Scott Hann, said he will no be resting on his laurels as the build up continues towards the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.

He told Press Association Sport: “I always want to learn and get better and I’m going to keep pushing. I love training and competing, so there’s no reason why I would stop or be content.

“It’s not a question of how many medals or fame or anything like that. Every time I win a medal like this it just provides a huge new motivation to push things even further.”

Amy (above), 17, who is coached by SEGC’s Ross Falsetta, was 17th in the all around final – just seven weeks after ankle surgery.

Tinkler totalled 50.899 as American teen Morgan Hurd took gold with 55.232.

Tinkler, who improved on her 23rd placed finish at Glasgow 2015, told BBC Sport: “Considering I’ve only been training seven weeks it’s pretty incredible. I’m buzzing and looking forward to smashing it next year.”