Max Whitlock: ‘I want to make gymnastics a cooler sport to be a part of’

The double Olympic gold medallist has struggled recently but has targeted the World Championships as the first step towards success at Tokyo 2020

Max Whitlock is still learning. “A lot of it has been in developing new skills”, he says from his base at the British Gymnastics HQ in Lilleshall. “I’ve made a lot of upgrades over the last two years. I’ve put in a new tumble since Rio. I’ve put in a new travel on pommel since last year. So I’m making these upgrades, and it’s funny because when you say two new skills, it doesn’t sound like a lot. But it’s so hard to do.”

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