Nile Wilson completes the set with second gold and a silver at Commonwealth Games

England's Nile Wilson with his gold medal won in the men's horizontal bar final

England's Nile Wilson with his gold medal won in the men's horizontal bar final

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Sports Editor

PUDSEY'S Nile Wilson made sure that Great Britain selectors sat up and took notice ahead of this October's World Championships in China as he capped his England team gold and all-around bronze with high bar gold and parallel bars silver on the final day.

Wilson won gold in a dramatic high bar final which was decided on a tie-break after he was given the same score as team-mate Kristian Thomas.

Wilson was awarded the title due to his higher execution score as he and Thomas both scored 14.966, with Canada's Kevin Lytwyn winning bronze with 14.866. He had earlier been edged into silver medal position by Scotland's Dan Purvis in the parallel bars final.

"I just get into my happy room. It's just me and the high bar, me and the apparatus," Wilson said. "There is no one watching me and then I just do the routine, that's how I think about it."

The 18-year-old had been competing in the junior ranks as recently as May, when he was crowned Junior European Champion in Sofia, however, he is now thinking ahead after quickly making the step up to senior level, especially following Sam Oldham's ankle ligament injury.

"I just need to push my start values up. I've had a rush from junior to senior so within the next year hopefully I can get up there and start scoring what Max is scoring and push for medals in worlds and Europeans," said Wilson.

"The situation has changed and at the start of the year I wouldn't have put it in my mind that I might be doing the world championships but I'm going to have to deal with it and I think I can go there after my performances this week, I'm really up for it and I'm really looking forward to it."

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