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Great Britain top medal table at European Men's Artistic Championships

Great Britain top medal table at European Men's Artistic Championships
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Great Britain finish top of the medal table at the European Artistic Men's Championships as the seniors take the silver in Sunday's team final.

Great Britain have topped the medal table at the 2024 European Men's Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Rimini thanks to another two podium finishes on the final day of action.

A gripping five-day competition in Italy came to a conclusion with the senior men's team final and junior men's all-around final, the latter of which saw Gabriel Langton post a total of 79.564 to take the bronze.

Meanwhile, the senior men's team of Jake Jarman, James Hall, Joe Fraser, Courtney Tulloch and Harry Hepworth engaged in a thrilling two-horse fight with Ukraine for the gold medal, but the quintet just came up short and had to settle for silver.

After six rotations, GB boasted a total of 255.429, but their hopes of European stardom were dashed in their final routines on the high bar, where Fraser only posted the 22nd highest score and Jarman's 13.366 was the 15th best in the rotation.

Ukraine - led by 2016 Olympic all-around silver medallist Oleg Verniaiev and Illia Kovtun, who won the individual parallel bars and horizontal bar titles in Rimini - only just pipped GB to top spot by less than half a mark, with 255.762 on the board.

Despite failing to add another continental title to their collection on the final day, GB will travel home with a total of eight medals from the Men's Championships, the joint-most alongside host nation Italy.

Great Britain win competition-high five gold medals

However, no nation can match GB's unrivalled tally of five golds, two of which were won in the senior competition, as Luke Whitehouse took the floor title while Jarman was crowned European champion on vault.

In the junior competitions, Sol Scott and Uzair Chowdhury won the vault and parallel bars golds respectively, and the duo were also part of the five-strong troupe which clinched the team accolade.

Reflecting on the European Championships to the official British Gymnastics website, Hall said: "I'm hugely proud of this group, we go through so much and to score so highly, clean routine throughout.

"No disappointment at all in missing out on gold. Winning any medal at all for Great British feels very, very special. We're so close and we're all on a journey together as one and we've achieved so much."

Following the Men's Europeans, the corresponding Women's Championships will take place from May 2 to 5, where Ruby Evans, Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Abigail Martin and Becky Downie will be flying the flag high for GB in the senior competition.

However, all-around British champion Ondine Achampong will not be involved, having withdrawn as a precautionary measure earlier this month.

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