Who is Max Whitlock? Sports Personality of the Year 2016 shortlist

Britain's first ever winner of a gymnastic gold medal took Rio 2016 by storm – can he do the same in the BBC awards ceremony?


Sports Personality of the Year 2016 nominees: Max Whitlock


Age: 23

Twitter: @maxwhitlock1

2016 highlight: Winning two Olympic gold medals in one day at Rio 2016, taking home individual floor and pommel horse titles – the first time Britain has ever won a gymnastics gold medal. He also earned bronze in the Rio 2016 all-around tournament


His first Olympic gymnastics gold came in the men’s floor. 90 minutes later, he beat team-mate Louis Smith to take gold on the men’s pommel horse.

Watch Max Whitlock’s Rio 2016 highlights