On the penultimate day of the artistic events at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Northern Ireland’s Rhys McClenaghan was simply sensational with his highly difficult pommel routine, establishing himself amongst the world best with a score of 15.100 to make history for Northern Ireland with their first ever gold medal.
Max Whitlock MBE also showed his superb pommel mastery and difficulty to dramatically score the same total as Rhys, Max taking silver through a tie break system where Rhys’s higher execution score was the difference. Jac Davies was in fine form for Team Wales with his routine scoring 14.233 for an impressive 4th place whilst James Hall produced a tidy routine to score 14.066 and finish in 5th.
There was another England 1-2 in the men’s rings final. Courtney Tulloch showed all his class, demonstrating immense strength and high difficulty of skills to score a mighty 14.833 for the gold. Nile Wilson also demonstrated his array of skills with a well-executed routine scoring him 14.400 for the silver medal. Daniel Purvis scored 13.233 to finish in 7th for Team Scotland.
Georgia Mae Fenton sealed Team England’s first women’s gold with a sensational performance on the uneven bars. The 17 year old once again proving her routine is at a world class level, scoring her 14.600 for the title. Teammate Kelly Simm also performed well scoring 12.966 for 6th; Maisie Methuen placed 7th for Team Wales (12.775) with Latalia Bevan in 8th (10.500).
Scotland also grabbed themselves a medal, with Daniel Purvis once again showing his outstanding floor work to take the bronze medal with a powerful routine to score him 13.733 points. Teammate Hamish Carter also produced a superb routine narrowly missing the podium to place 4th, scoring 13.633.
Holly Jones was in great form for Team Wales on vault, she produced two great routines to score an impressive 13.816 for 4th place. Shannon Archer from Scotland scored 13.683 for her two vault runs to finish in 5th with teammate Cara Kennedy scoring 13.566 for 7th.
Full results can be found on the official event website.