DOUBLE Olympic gold medallist Max Whitlock inspired gymnasts in Stratford last Saturday when he dropped in at the town’s leisure centre.
The three-time world champion met 60 children taking part in Max Whitlock Gymnastics, a programme running in partnership with centre operator Everyone Active.
Max treated visitors, including Mayor Cllr Kate Rolfe, to a demonstration before leading the children in an hour of activities.
The children took part in exercises with hands-on training from Max, and quizzed him about his journey to success.
He said: “It was fantastic to meet so many children from our gymnastics programme and witness their enthusiasm and talent first-hand.”
Deputy chief executive at Stratford District Council, Tony Perks, added: “It’s been really good to come here and see children participating in gymnastics with Max encouraging the next generation.”