Gymnastics: Great Britain's women into European team final

By David McDaidBBC Olympic sports reporter
Becky Downie
Becky Downie has also qualified for the balance beam and uneven bars finals at the European Championships
Women's European Championships
Date: 4-5 June Venue: Bern, Switzerland
Live coverage:
Saturday, Team Final - 15:50 BST, BBC Red Button and online
Sunday, Apparatus Finals - 09:50 BST, BBC Red Button and online & Highlights - 16:00 BST, BBC Two

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
  • Gabby Jupp - uneven bars
  • Ellie Downie - floor and vault
  • Claudia Fragapane - floor and vault

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