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Rhys McClenaghan wins pommel horse gold at European Championships

 

Rhys McClenaghan of Ireland pose for a photo with his gold medal after winning the Pommel Horse Men's Gymnastics Final on Day Eleven of the European Championships Glasgow 2018 at The SSE Hydro on August 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. This event forms part of the first multi-sport European Championships. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Rhys McClenaghan of Ireland pose for a photo with his gold medal after winning the Pommel Horse Men's Gymnastics Final on Day Eleven of the European Championships Glasgow 2018 at The SSE Hydro on August 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. This event forms part of the first multi-sport European Championships. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Ireland's Rhy McClenaghan reacts after taking gold in the men's pommel horse final of the artistic gymnastics at the SSE Hydro during the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow on August 12, 2018. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images
Rhys McClenaghanof Ireland competes in Pommel Horse during the Men's Gymnastics Final on Day Eleven of the European Championships Glasgow 2018 at The SSE Hydro on August 12, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. This event forms part of the first multi-sport European Championships. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Northern Ireland gymnast Rhys McClenaghan has won gold at the European Championships in the men's pommel horse.

The 19-year-old from Newtownards became the first Irish gymnast to win a European medal with a score of 15.300, defeating favourite, Team GB's Max Whitlock.

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