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Olympics Rio 2016: Nile Wilson bags gymnastics bronze in the high bar as Fabian Hambuchen wins

Wilson bags bronze medal in the high bar as Hambuchen wins

16/08/2016 at 19:18Updated 17/08/2016 at 08:52

Nile Wilson continued Great Britain’s remarkable gymnastics performance in Rio with a brilliant bronze medal in the high bar routine.

The 20-year-old from Pudsey was part of the GB team that finish fourth before placing eighth in the all-around.

But the high bar was always his best chance of a medal, following on from his 2016 European gold on the apparatus.

Wilson's score of 15.466 put him in the medal positions, but wasn't enough to get the better of Germany's experienced Hambuchen who put in a close to flawless display to claim gold.

The very last routine of the competition saw Wilson bumped down to bronze by American Danell Leyva, but the medal is Team GB's seventh of an incredible gymnastics meet.

Wilson was a prodigy in youth gymnastics, with Youth Olympics and European golds already on his CV before teaming up with the England men's team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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