GB women qualify top for team final

Becky Downie

Becky Downie has also qualified for the balance beam and uneven bars finals at the European Championships

Great Britain’s women have qualified in first place for the team final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Bern.

Becky Downie, Ellie Downie, Claudia Fragapane, Ruby Harrold and Gabby Jupp combined to score a total of 173.363 points – one tenth ahead of Russia.

“We had a couple of little mistakes but everyone did their job and I’m really proud,” Becky Downie told BBC Sport.

“We’ve never got that team gold and that’s what everyone’s fighting for.”

As well as the team final on Saturday, GB will have seven medal hopes in all four apparatus finals on Sunday:

  • Becky Downie – beam and uneven bars
  • Jupp – uneven bars
  • Ellie Downie – floor and vault
  • Fragapane – floor and vault

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