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


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)

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

Max Whitlock performing on the floor

Max Whitlock performing on the floor

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...