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Floor-less display by Whitlock

English gymnast Max Whitlock walked away with his third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games after winning the men's floor event at the SSE Hydro on Thursday.

The 21-year-old from Hertfordshire sealed the title with a score of 15.533 after an immaculate routine which was full of flair and exuberance.

He finished ahead of Canada's Scott Morgan, who took silver with 15.133, while 14.550 gave New Zealand's David Bishop the bronze medal.

Whitlock added the top floor accolade to Tuesday's team gold and Wednesday's all-around title, but he missed out to Scotland's Dan Keatings in the men's pommel horse final in a battle of Britain's best on the apparatus.

Brightest new all-around star Keatings, who missed the London Olympics with an ankle injury, added to this two silver medals with his first gold of the games.

The 24-year-old produced a stunning routine in front of his home crowd to score 16.058 to see off the challenge of Whitlock with a score of 15.966 and the returning Louis Smith, who took away bronze in his first major competition since the Olympics two years ago with a mark of 14.966.

In the women's vault final, teenager Claudia Fragapane followed Whitlock by also adding her third gold of the Games so far after she claimed team and all-around gold earlier in the week.

Each gymnast completed two vaults with the average of both scores calculated to form their total.

England's Fragapane, who was the top qualifier and fresh from winning all-around gold, was the last gymnast to compete.

The 16-year-old scored 14.766 on vault one before her second effort of 14.500 gave her an average of 14.633 and propelled her to the top of the standings ahead of Ellie Black from Canada with India's Dipa Karmakar taking bronze.

"Last night I went back to my room and tried not to look at my phone or anything, and just tried to get prepared for the next day," said Fragapane.

"I got a little bit of sleep but I was still buzzing and felt a little bit of pressure.

"This doesn't feel real - it feels weird to be here."

Nottingham's Becky Downie took gold in the women's uneven bars ahead of Australia's Larrissa Miller and England's Ruby Harrold.

Downie hit her routine and was awarded a score of 14.666 to move into gold medal position at the early stage in the final and the Beijing Olympian held on with Harrold making a late charge to grab bronze with a score of 14.366.