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Olympic gymnast Daniel Purvis' Mother 'over the moon'

GB men gymnastic team
Image caption After the team lost the silver Dan Purvis' Mum said they were just happy to get a medal

The mother of Dan Purvis has told BBC Scotland she is "over the moon" with his bronze medal win at the Olympics.

Dan Purvis, 21, was part of the Great Britain men artistic gymnastic team which lost the silver following an appeal by Japan, on Monday.

Denise Purvis, from Dundee, said it was "a bit of a surreal moment" but added she was "very very proud".

She said she felt sorry for Ukraine who were pushed out of the medals following the judges decision.

Louis Smith, Sam Oldham, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock and Dan Purvis sealed GB men's first Olympic team medal since a bronze in 1912.

Speaking to Good Morning Scotland she said: "Just all the emotions you go through, everything from nerves to excitement, we were on the edge of our seats.

"It was all down to the wire, the last piece and the three boys on the floor at the end really got to deliver."

Bronze medal

China took the gold, with GB initially second, but Japan, placed in fourth, moved up to second after an appeal.

They were unhappy with the pommel horse score awarded to Kohei Uchimura and were elevated above Britain, after deliberation by the officials, with Ukraine missing out on a bronze medal in the process.

"When the scoreboard said Great Britain silver we were ecstatic, it was phenomenal, then Japan put in the appeal which took about ten minutes.

"We were watching the scoreboard be downgraded to bronze but we still had a medal we were just over the moon."

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