Rio Olympics 2016: Japan take gold in men's gymnastics team final as GB narrowly miss bronze

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Smith falls as GB miss out on medal
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Great Britain's men narrowly missed out on bronze as Japan won gold in the men's gymnastics team final.

Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Kristian Thomas, Nile Wilson and Brinn Bevan finished fourth with 269.725 points.

Smith fell off the pommel in a complicated final rotation as China secured bronze with 271.122 points.

A late surge from Japan ensured they won their second gold of these Games with a score of 274.095, with Russia second with 271.453 points.

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Japan win impressive gymnastics gold

The Britons put in a strong all-round performance, with Wilson impressing on the high bar and rings to keep the team in the top three.

However, defending champions China recovered from a slow start to finish in third and dash Britain's hope of a second Olympic medal in the event following their bronze at London 2012.

The USA had a mixed night as they were underwhelming on the floor, but they fought back to finish fifth, despite Danell Leyva slipping off the high bar.

Japan put in a consistent performance to secure their first gold medal since 2004, while Russia secured their first team medal in 16 years.

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