Jake Dalton of Sparks finishes sixth in floor exercise at the Olympics

File photo of Jake Dalton, USA Gymnastics Men's team final at the 2016 Rio Olympics Games.
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Max Whitlock of Great Britain won the gold medal in men's floor exercise Sunday.

Whitlock posted a score of 15.633, the first-ever Olympic gold medal for the British in men's gymnastics. Brazil's Diego Hypolito earned silver while teammate Arthur Mariano earned bronze.

Reigning world floor exercise champion Kenzo Shirai of Japan was fourth and two-time Olympic all-around champion Kohei Uchimura was fifth.

American Jake Dalton finished sixth and teammate Sam Mikulak - who posted the highest score during qualifying - was eighth.