Max Whitlock
Whitlock claimed his second Commonwealth gold in sublime fashion.

England's Max Whitlock stormed to a second Commonwealth gold after adding the men's all-around title to his team success in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old led throughout the six disciplines to win his first major all-around gold with a total score of 90.631, to finish ahead of silver medallist Daniel Keatings of Scotland and fellow-countryman Nile Wilson, who won bronze.

Scottish pair Daniel Purvis and Frank Baines were unable to stage genuine campaigns for a medal after both claimed silver in the team final, as England's gymnastics dominance in The Hydro continued.

"It feel absolutely unbelievable," said Whitlock. "I've had goosebumps all over my body the whole competition and the atmosphere has been unbelievable an the support has been great but to finish on top of the podium is an amazing feeling.

"Since London 2012 the all-around has been the massive target for me and to pull it off and for it to all to come off on the day is great.

"Part of the reason I do it [go hard on every routine] is to give myself the experience. The whole idea is hopefully to be as good as I can."

Much like the team final on Tuesday, which saw England prevail over Scotland, the all-around final was billed as another duel between Great Britain team-mates.

Whitlock laid the foundations for his campaign with a solid floor routine to lead Purvis and Keatings, before a 15.866 on the pommel horse saw his advantage extended.

Meanwhile Wilson, 18, fresh from his maiden senior medal, was showing calmness far beyond his years to thrust himself into the top three after two routines, while Frank Baines' and Purvis' campaign unraveled after coming off the pommel horse.

Rings allowed Whitlock to extend his lead over Keatings by over a mark as the competition reached the mid-way point, while Wilson and Purvis were in hot pursuit.

The latter thrust himself back into medal contention behind Wilson as Whitlock's nerve continued to hold, with a score of 14.500 seeing him slalom another unfavoured piece of apparatus as he continued to pull away from Keatings.

Baines went down on the vault, but the leading quartet kept their nerve heading into the final two pieces.

Ahead of the individual final on Thursday, Whitlock – the two-time European champion – stayed in front on the parallel bars but Purvis was unable to make inroads on Wilson in bronze medal position as the youngster closed in on Keatings in silver.

But under pressure in second, Keatings delivered with a perfect high bar routine of flair and technique to assure himself a top three finish but Wilson couldn't reply in kind as he was forced to settle for bronze.

However, the afternoon belonged to Keatings who put together a solid high bar to claim gold with a flourish.

The 18 year old Wilson said: "I didn't come here thinking I could win an individual medal. The team gold was unbelievable yesterday ad I came into today not expecting much, just focusing on my job and try and hit my routines and I am just really, really happy to win a bronze medal."