Britain's Olympic champion Max Whitlock was crowned world champion for the third time on pommel horse Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, nine months before the 2020 Olympics.

TheBritish rider Max Whitlock, the reigning Olympic champion, was crowned world champion for the third time on pommel horse Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, at nine months of the 2020 Olympics.

Whitlock (26) has already been a world gold medalist in 2015 and 2017, and a two-time silver medalist (2013 and 2018). With a score of 15,500, he was ahead of Taiwan's Lee Chih Kai (15,433) and Irishman Rhys McClenaghan (15,400).

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