GB Whitlock wins the third Pommel World Championship title

Max Whitlock retook his world championship title with gold in the pommel on a successful day for Great Britain at the World Gymnastics Championships.

After finishing second in Doha last year, Whitlock was able to match his 2015 and 2017 achievements with his third-world gold.

Becky Downie got the silver at the uneven bars and the younger sister Ellie got the bronze medal at the vault.

"This time I'm speechless," Whitlock said.

"I'm so emotional because that meant so much, that was a really tough pommel finale.

"I was second and had the opportunity to watch the standard of every gymnast, the edges are tiny."

Whitlock recovered from an early mistake and provided an excellent routine that could not quite keep up with Lee Chih-kai (second from Chinese Taipei) and Rhys McClenaghan, the first Irish gymnast to win a world medal in bronze.

GB's Becky Downie wins silver on uneven bars

Becky Downie produced the performance of her life on the uneven bars, which looked like she was going to win her gold until she was taken by surprise by the Belgian gymnast Nina Derwael, the last gymnast.

Downie had never won an individual medal at world or Olympic level and was overwhelmed with emotion.

"It means so much," she said. "It took so many years.

"I did not know if this would be my last World Cup, so I put my heart and soul into it, it's just unbelievable to finally make it."

Her younger sister Ellie took third place in the jump, which Simone Biles won to equate Vitaly Sherbo's record of 23 World Championship medals.

Becky Downie has been awarded gold by Belgian Nina Derwael