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DANIEL KEATINGS created gymnastics history at London&rsquo;s O2 Arena last night after winning Britain&rsquo;s first ever World Championship medal in the men&rsquo;s all-round event.<br /><br />No Britain had ever finished higher than 16th in the discipline made of the floor, pommel horse, rings, parallel bars, high bar and vault.<br />But the 19-year-old produced the performance of his life to finish runner-up to Japan&rsquo;s Kohei Uchimura.<br /><br />&ldquo;It&rsquo;s amazing,&rdquo; said Keatings, who finished 20th in the Beijing Olympics. &ldquo;It was a dream before I came here and now it&rsquo;s a reality. It is out of this world, I&rsquo;m speechless.<br /><br />&ldquo;There was big expectations but I managed to get through it. It was a dream and there was always that chance if I went clean. There were a few falls and I came through.&rdquo;<br /><br />Kristian Thomas capped a day to remember for Britain by taking sixth.