Max Whitlock on the pommel horse in Glasgow today ©Getty Images

World pommel horse champion Max Whitlock won the men's all around title at the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup in Glasgow today.

The Briton impressed in front of a home crowd at the Emirates Arena, as he returned to the city where he won three Commonwealth Games gold medals in 2014 and the world title last year.

Twenty-three-year-old Whitlock, a double Olympic bronze medallist, started strongly on the floor with an opening score of 15.033 before a world class 15.500 on the pommel horse.

On the rings he racked a tally of 14.333 and he then executed a  triple twisting Yurchenko on the vault to score 15.133.

The parallel bars were next and he managed 14.500 before a calm routine on the high bars gave him 14.800.

His winning total of 89.299 beat Brazil's Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano into silver with another Briton, Dan Purvis, taking bronze.

MyKayla Skinner of the United States won the women's title
MyKayla Skinner of the United States won the women's title ©Getty Images

"I’m very happy, my target was to do clean routines across all six pieces in my first Glasgow World Cup," said Whitlock.

"I really enjoy competing in Glasgow, it’s a place I look forward to coming to, knowing the crowd are really supportive.

"There’s plenty more competitions coming up quickly now and we all know what’s at stake with Rio the final aim, so to start off this way with World Cup gold is a great feeling.”

Elsewhere, the women's title went to American MyKayla Skinner, the 19-year-old world team gold medallist from Nanjing in 2014.

Her all-around total was 56.999, beating Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz into second after her tally of 55.732.

Britain gained a third medal as quadruple Commonwealth Games champion Claudia Fragapane racked up 55.398 for bronze.