Max Whitlock became Great Britain's first ever Olympic gymnastics champion after winning gold in the men's floor final at Rio 2016. The 23-year-old, who took bronze in the all-around event, recorded a score of 15.633 which none of the eight-man field could surpass as he stormed to Team GB's latest success this summer.

Whitlock went third in the competition, after all-around champion Kohei Uchimura opened up with a 15.241, a fine routine saw him hit the front. Brazil pair Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano went into second and third, with the trio facing an agonising wait to discover whether the would claim the medals.

Max Whitlock
Whitlock made history with a sublime routine in Rio. Reuters

Two-time world champion Kenzo Shirai could only move into fourth place with a score of 15.366, to all but secure Whitlock Olympic glory before American Samuel Mikulak went last. A spate of early errors from the world bronze medallist sparked cries of celebration from the crowd and delight for Whitlock - who can double is tally in the pommel horse final.