What an amazing result for Great Britain with Alice Kinsella, Georgia-Mae Fenton, Ondine Achampong, Jennifer Gadirova and Jessica Gadirova winning the team silver medal at the European Championships in Munich yesterday. The team of gymnasts had a combined score of 161.164 points which sealed a well deserved second place with Italy taking the gold medal. This result matches Britain best ever women’s European team placing.
Alice Kinsella said after “This feels really special. As a team we’ve rally bonded this week and I think everyone can see that. We stuck together, we supported each other we had lots of fun and to win the silver medal is amazing. The atmosphere and the crowd was incredible, something a lot of us haven’t experienced before. I’m proud of the team for how we handled that and how we fought together throughout the competition.”
Georgia-Mae Fenton was asked how it felt coming straight from the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham to the European Championships in Munich with literally no break said “The Commonwealth Games was such a high, and for the girls that went we definitely carried the momentum here and we just wanted to come here and do a good job. I’m really happy to do another good team job again and I’m really happy to get another team medal. These girls are amazing, we all gel so well, and I feel like it shows so clearly.”
The women’s championship come to an end today with the events on the individual apparatus for both the juniors and seniors. Competing for the seniors are Jessica Gadirova who placed 2nd on vault in qualifying, Alice Kinsella and Georgia-Mae Fenton set ready to take part in the bars final, Ondine Achampong in the beam final and Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova the floor.
The information sourced was from the original British Gymnastics article which can be read here.
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