Max Whitlock has become a double Olympic champion after securing his second gold medal of the day in winning the men's pommel horse event

Team GB teammate Louis Smith claimed the silver medal with Alex Naddour of the United States taking bronze.

Smith, who made a decisive error in the men's team event, took the overall lead after a composed 15.833 with just three men to go as he aimed to improve on the silver he won at London 2012.

Unfortunately for him, one of those was Whitlock, and having won gold in the floor exercise just an hour earlier, provided another near-perfect exhibition to scoop another gold with a score of 15.966.

His latest gold takes Great Britain's haul to 13 in Rio, lifting them above China into second in the medal table.

Whitlock, 23, became GB's first ever Olympic gymnastics champion after winning gold in the men's floor final, out-performing two-time world champion Kenzo Shirai. He also won bronze in the all-around event.