South Basildon and East Thurrock MP congratulates Olympic champion Max Whitlock

STEPHEN Metcalfe, Member of Parliament for South Basildon & East Thurrock has today sent his heartfelt and sincere congratulations to gymnast and now double Olympic Champion, Max Whitlock.

In an extraordinary display of Gymnastic skill, Max Whitlock broke Team GB’s gymnastic gold medal duck, not once but twice in under two hours.

Stephen commented: “I was on the edge of my seat throughout the whole competition. All those who know Max and have followed his career knew he had the potential to deliver Gold, but to do it twice and in such quick succession is an outstanding achievement, and one which Max should be rightly proud of.”

“We were all really impressed when Max won Bronze last week in the all round event, ending a 108 year wait since GB’s last Gymnastic Medal, but this is beyond belief.”

Stephen finished: “Max is an inspiration to us all and just shows, that with hard work and dedication anything is possible – especially with the support of such a great club as South Essex Gym Club, under the leadership of Roy Short and the coaching skills of Scott Hann. I look forward to welcoming Max back to Basildon, shaking him warmly by the hand and, if allowed, see and hopefully touch those two extraordinary medals. Congratulations!”

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