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Keatings - Perfect Performance!

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KEATINGS produced a stunning performance at The Hydro to beat Englishman Louis Smith and triple Commonwealth gold medal winner Max Whitlock.

 

Scotland's Daniel Keatings on the podium with his gold medal after the Men's Pommel Horse Final

SCOTLAND'S Dan Keatings put his London 2012 heartbreak behind him by winning Commonwealth gold on the pommel horse in Glasgow's SSE Hydro.

The 24-year-old produced a stunning routine in front of his home crowd to score 16.058 and see off the challenge of the returning Englishman Louis Smith and triple Commonwealth gold medal winner Max Whitlock.

Whitlock claimed the silver medal with a score of 15.966, while Smith took away bronze in his first major competition since the Olympics two years ago with a mark of 14.966.

The highly anticipated final had been billed as a showdown between Olympic silver medallist and comeback king Smith, England and Great Britain's brightest new all-around star Whitlock and Scotland's Keatings, who has battled back from a series of injury setbacks to compete at his home Games after missing out on selection for the London Olympics.

 

PA/Dominic Lipinski, Article: Daily Record 31/07/2014