Max Whitlock won GB's first ever Olympic gymnastics gold and nobody can quite believe it

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British gymnastics fans knew Max Whitlock was in with a very good chance of winning the country's first ever Olympic medal in the sport when they tuned in to watch this evening.

What they weren't expecting was that the 23-year-old - world champion on the pommel horse - would bag the bling on the floor.

And the funny thing was, he didn't even look that bothered.

Perhaps that's because he had another final to worry about - the pommel horse - starting about an hour later.

Or maybe it just took a few minutes to sink in - because a wily cameraman did manage to pick up on the odd tear.

Max Whitlock celebrates winning gymnastics gold (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)
(Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

Meanwhile, the watching fans were somewhere on a spectrum of surprised, excited and baffled.

And if you're wondering what exactly he did to claim that gold, take a look at these...

Max Whitlock performing at the Olympics
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Max Whitlock performing on the floor
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Max Whitlock performing on the floor
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Now all he has to do is settle himself down and try to beat his British team-mate Louis Smith in the pommel horse final...