The page you are looking for is temporarily unavailable.
Please try again later

Sport Olympic champion Max Whitlock heading to World Championships with 'big upgrades'

17:50  13 september  2017
17:50  13 september  2017 Source:

Chris Froome takes on World Championships challenge after Vuelta triumph

  Chris Froome takes on World Championships challenge after Vuelta triumph La Vuelta winner Chris Froome will compete in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Norway next week, British Cycling has announced. Froome, fresh from completing a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double in Madrid at the weekend, will not take part in the road race in Bergen. But he will take one of Britain's two places in the time trial, with reigning British champion Steve Cummings getting the other.The men's time trial in Bergen on Wednesday, September 20 will be contested over a 31-kilometre course which features one significant climb up Mount Floyen at the finish.

Max Antony Whitlock (born 13 January 1993) is an English gymnast competing for Great Britain at World , Olympic and European level, and for England at the Commonwealth Games. 2015. Whitlock competed at the English Championships in March as the defending AA champion , winning gold on

British Olympic Champion Max WHITLOCK has announced that he is targeting the 2017 World Championships as his main goal for this year as he works on returning to competitive action following his historic performances in Rio.

Max Whitlock has vowed to return better than ever at the World Championships in Montreal next month: Max Whitlock File Photo© PA WIRE Max Whitlock File Photo

Max Whitlock is planning an explosive return to action at the World Championships in Montreal next month with a pair of new routines he vows will leave his Olympic heroics in the shade.

The 24-year-old has taken time out from major competition since his historic success in Rio, where he won gold medals in both the pommel and floor apparatus.

But besides a brief break to get married, Whitlock has spent months shut away in his South Essex club in Basildon working on upgrading those winning performances in order to keep his rivals at bay.

Whitlock told Press Association Sport: "I didn't just want to come back with the same routines I had in Rio – the challenge was to come back with something bigger and better.

Alex Ovechkin releases statement on 2018 Olympics

  Alex Ovechkin releases statement on 2018 Olympics The Capitals captain will be focusing on Stanley Cup with Olympic hopes gone.Despite the many efforts by the NHL to prevent its players from participating in the overseas event, Ovechkin was determined to represent his home country of Russia. On Sept. 12, the International Ice Hockey Federation said that a deal to allow NHL to participate was 'gone' and that it will shift its focus to the future.

Max Whitlock . Double olympic gymnastics champion . World Championships trials this week #MTL2017GYM 👍🇬🇧. Good to see the whole squad, been a while.

The 2016 British Championships at the Echo Arena Liverpool. We saw amazing gymnastics action Download youtube to mp3: 15-MINUTE WORKOUT WITH MAX WHITLOCK | Olympic Gymnast Workout! Download youtube to mp3: Max Whitlock - World Champion & All Around nice guy.

"I have been focusing entirely on the floor and the pommel because I felt those were the pieces I could improve on and I will be going into the Worlds with big, big upgrades.

"For example, I have five tumbles in my floor routine and I have upgraded four of them to include either another somersault or another twist.

"It is a big difference and a huge challenge. Both of my new routines are very tough but I'm excited because it's my first big event since Rio and I'm bringing new stuff to the world stage."

Whitlock is set to form part of a 10-strong Great Britain squad for the World Championships, which begin on October 2, with the team due to be officially unveiled next Tuesday.

He will be joined by Olympic bronze medallists Nile Wilson and Amy Tinkler as the team bids to fulfil the difficult challenge of emulating its extraordinary, seven-medal success in Rio.

Andrew Lewis wins gold at the Para-triathlon World Championships Grand Final

  Andrew Lewis wins gold at the Para-triathlon World Championships Grand Final Andrew Lewis claimed gold and Jade Jones won silver as Great Britain delivered eight medals at the Para-triathlon World Championships Grand Final in Rotterdam. Lewis, the PT2 Paralympic champion in Rio last summer, produced a strong finish over the five-kilometre run to win by more than a minute ahead of American Mark Barr.While PTWC European champion Jones made up ground after coming out of the swim in third place, she was unable to get ahead of Australian Emily Tapp.

Max Antony Whitlock MBE (born 13 January 1993) is a British artistic gymnast. He is a five-time Olympic medalist (all around, team, floor exercise and twice on pommel horse), winning two golds and three bronzes, and a five-time world medalist on the same apparatus with one gold and four silvers.

Max Whitlock became Britain's first gymnastics Olympic champion last year. 'To get it credited under your name in FIG competition - so the World Championships , the Olympic Games or the World Cup - it has to be ready.

Despite becoming the first British gymnast to stand on top of an Olympic podium, Whitlock insists he is far from finished – and his brief break left him wholly unaffected by the usual post-Games blues.

He added: "Getting those two gold medals in Rio acted as a massive, massive motivation for me to go on and achieve even more.

"I look at legends like Mo Farah and Usain Bolt and how they've gone out and got those golds, then they've come back and done it again and again – how many people can say that?

"I love the sport and I can't see why I would want stop seeking improvement. Every athlete has to aim for the best they can possibly be."

Olympic champ Moe Sbihi excited by idea of Sir Bradley Wiggins taking up rowing .
Olympic champion Moe Sbihi has backed Sir Bradley Wiggins' bid to take up rowing before the Tokyo Games in 2020. Five-time Olympic gold medallist Wiggins, who retired from cycling in December 2016, hinted earlier this summer that a career in the boat could be on the horizon.The 37-year-old claims he only took up rowing to keep himself fit but "started getting quite good" and has subsequently "started taking it up professionally".


—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!