Brits dominate in Stuttgart!
There was some brilliant success for the Brits at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart with Max Whitlock taking Gold in the Pommel horse, Birmingham born Joe Fraser claiming Gold in the Parallel bars, Becky Downie clinched Silver in the Uneven bars and Ellie Downie took home Bronze for her performance in the Vault!
The guys at British Gymnastics well and truly dominated proceedings in Stuttgart taking home four huge titles in a range of events.
Max Whitlock became a three-time world champion when he took gold on pommel horse – here’s what he had to say on the win: “"This feels incredible; it’s an emotional one for me. It was a very tough final with great competitors and the standard was so high with margins so tiny. It’s been such a team journey with my coach Scott (Hann) and my family. Our preparation was incredible. I made a tiny error early on, but if anything that made me more determined to perfect every skill from then on. I’m just incredibly happy."
Becky Downie claimed her very first world individual medal with a stunning silver on uneven bars, and her sister, Ellie, took home the Bronze medal for her superb performance in the Vault!
Becky said: "It’s been so long, so many years; I can’t believe I’ve finally done it! I’ve worked so so hard every year. This routine, I’ve put everything in to. I’m just so happy. This means everything to me! Thank you so much to everyone who has been on this journey with me. This makes everything worth it. This could be my last world’s and I put my heart and soul in to it and I’ve done it!"
And here’s what Ellie had to say on her amazing achievement: "I’m absolutely over the moon. Up first I was so nervous, the wait took forever to finish the competition! I have no words to describe the feeling. I was so happy just to stick my vaults and was then crossing my fingers. It’s crazy to win an individual world medal after a rollercoaster of a week! I feel amazing right now."
Finally, local hero Joe Fraser took home Gold for his incredible performance on the Parallel Bars! 20-year-old Joe said: "It’s a dream come true! Unbelievable! World champion? It doesn’t get better. All I was thinking was, get through it, stick the dismount, then score by score I was so nervous. Just wow! I had a hope for a medal, but gold is crazy. I’ve worked really hard on the parallel bars and it’s paid off in the biggest way. World champion! Unreal."