High fives for Max Whitlock as he finishes things off with bronze on the parallel bars

Max Whitlock, left, and Nile Wilson took bronze and silver for England. Picture (c) Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Max Whitlock, left, and Nile Wilson took bronze and silver for England. Picture (c) Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Max Whitlock has added yet another Commonwealth Games medal to his collection after taking bronze on the parallel bars in Glasgow.

The medal takes Whitlock’s tally to five in the space of just three days – a superb return from the Adeyfield man.

Competing in his final event of the competition, 21-year-old Whitlock took to the bars first and put in another excellent display to record a score of 15.066.

It looked as though that may be a winning score, but Max was immediately leapfrogged by England team-mate Nile Wilson who scored 15.433 to climb into gold medal position.

Wilson held on to top spot throughout the competition, until the very last competitor – Scotland’s Daniel Purvis – produced a stunning 15.533 to snatch the gold medal for the host nation.

Max’s silver adds to the golds he won in the team event, the all-round competition, and the floor discipline, while he also won silver on the pommel horse.