Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock beat a teary Louis Smith on the pummel horse - and Twitter sensed some bad vibes


Max Whitlock beat his GB teammate Louis Smith on the pummel horse to become a double Olympic champion at Rio.

It was only an hour after he became the first British male to win an Olympic gold on the individual floor, and Smith couldn't hide his disappointment as Whitlock's score was announced.

Smith was looking for pommel horse redemption, after falling during the team event which put Britain out of the running for a medal, but lost out to his teammate after 23-year-old Whitlock did a routine with a higher start value.

Britain's Max Whitlock performs on the pommel horse during the artistic gymnastics men's apparatus final at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016
Whitlock earned an impressed score of 15.966 (Rebecca Blackwell/AP)

Suddenly we're all into gymnastics and seriously impressed.

But viewers were quick to notice Smith didn't congratulate his teammate (and rival) immediately.

Turns out it might just be podium etiquette though.

(Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)
Louis Smith won silver (Dmitri Lovetsky/AP)

Aw, leave him alone.