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Joe Fraser wins Britain's first parallel bars gold at World Gymnastics Championships

Joe Fraser's gold was Britain's second of the championships after Max Whitlock regained his pommel horse world title. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Joe Fraser became Britain's first parallel bars gold medalist with his victory at the World Gymnastics Championships in Germany on Sunday.

Fraser, 20, qualified for his first ever individual apparatus final in third place, but produced an impressive routine to score 15.000 and claim gold, while Turkey's Ahmet Onder finished in second and Kazuma Kaya of Japan came third.

"It's doesn't get any better than this," Fraser said. "I had hopes of getting a medal, but gold is crazy.

"The parallel bars is a really close event and it can go any way. I just wanted to go out there and produce the best routine I could.

"During the routine I was just taking it one step at a time, and after the dismount I knew it was going to be a close one.

"I was really nervous waiting for the other guys to do their thing, but I've worked really hard in this event and it's paid off in the biggest way. It's unbelievable to be able to call myself a world champion."

Fraser's gold marked Britain's second of the championships after Max Whitlock regained his pommel horse world title, while Britain also secured one silver and one bronze medal through sisters Becky Downie, who came second on the uneven bars, and Ellie Downie, who finished in third on the vault.

Both Britain's men's and women's teams achieved quota places for next summer's Olympic Games in Tokyo.