Rio Olympics 2016: Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson clinches horizontal bar bronze

Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson became the first Briton ever to win an Olympic medal in the horizontal bar after a spectacular routine earned him bronze Tuesday's final.

Nile Wilson punches the air after nailing his high bar routine (PA)

Wilson scored 15.466 which put him in second behind gold medallist Favian Hambuechen throughout the competition.

The 20-year-old looked set to win a silver until American Danell Leyva pipped him in the last routine of the final by 0.033.

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German Hambuechen set the pace from the first routine to win a first Olympic gold of his career with a score of 15.766.

Wilson had qualified for the final in second place and went on to put the disappointment of narrowly missing out on a team bronze last week firmly behind him.

The City of Leeds Gymnastics Club member also finished eighth in the men's all-around final where teammate and two-time gold medallist Max Whitlock won bronze.

Great Britain now has six medals in the gymnastics event following 16-year-old Amy Tinkler's third place in the women's floor.

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Wilson scored 15.466 for his spectacular routine (Photo: PA)
Wilson scored 15.466 for his spectacular routine (Photo: PA)