The GB gymnastics party continues with bronzes for Nile Wilson and Amy Tinkler


It's been another successful day for the Brits in the gymnastics.

First, 16-year-old Amy Tinkler stunned the pundits to claim a bronze on the floor final.

Tinkler holds up her bronze medal (Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

Then less than an hour later 20-year-old Nile Wilson grabbed a bronze in the horizontal bar.

Nile Wilson holds a union jack flag with a bronze medal around his neck(Owen Humphreys/PA)
(Owen Humphreys/PA)

The two gymnasts took the total of GB gymnastic medals to seven.

Tinkler, the youngest member of the 366-strong GB delegation, produced a nerveless performance to finish behind American pair Simone Biles and Alexandra Raisman.

The Olympic floor medallists show off their medals (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Starting fourth, Tinkler scored 14.933 to take the lead, although it was predictably no match for the peerless Biles, who took over in the gold medal position with a total of 15.966.

(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)
(Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Wilson scored 15.466 to place second behind Germany's Fabian Hambuechen, but ahead of reigning champion Epke Zonderland of Holland, who fell.

A succession of athletes in the eight-man final failed to beat Wilson's score until the final competitor, Danell Leyva of the United States, knocked him down to bronze with a silver-medal winning total of 15.500