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European Gymnastics Championships: Claudia Fragapane qualifies for floor final

By David McDaid

BBC Olympic sports reporter in Szczecin, Poland

Claudia Fragapane won four gold medals on the 2014 Commonwealth Video games
2019 European Gymnastics Championships
Date:10-14 AprilVenue:Szczecin, Poland
Coverage:Notice dwell coverage of all of each of the event finals on BBC Two starting up 12 April, along with on the BBC Sport site and mobile app, with seize-up on hand thru the BBC iPlayer. Paunchy important factorsclick on right here.

Claudia Fragapane marked her return to important competition after a 300 and sixty five days out injured by posting the main rating on her formulation to the ground closing on the European Gymnastics Championships.

Fellow Britons Alice Kinsella and Ellie Downie certified third and fourth for Friday’s girls’s at some level of closing.

Amelie Morgan became fifth, however handiest two from any nation are allowed in a closing.

Kinsella certified for Sunday’s floor and beam finals in Poland, while Downie topped vault to originate Saturday’s closing.

Kinsella’s solid performances at some level of all four apparatus elevated her to a total of 54.429.

Her floor and beam routines in particular helped her outscore compatriots Downie (fifty three.965) and Morgan (fifty three.699).

“I’m dapper comfy. Coming into the competition, I became more apprehensive than fashioned,” Kinsella beneficial BBC Sport.

“However by the level I received to my final part on beam – my favourite – I wasn’t apprehensive in any admire and did reasonably a true routine.”

Downie, the defending at some level of champion from 2017, had a blended spherical at some level of her four apparatus, counting a step out on the ground and having some monumental wobbles on beam.

In her first important competition since Achilles surgical treatment, Fragapane gave an full of life floor routine to employ her thru to the closing in first dwelling.

GB girls non-public six medal probabilities at some level of the at some level of, beam, floor and vault finals.

“I became so apprehensive going accessible and I felt a bit emotional after every little thing that came about final 300 and sixty five days,” Fragapane beneficial BBC Sport.

“I nailed all my tumbles so I’m in fact, in fact ample with my efficiency.

“I became in fact down final 300 and sixty five days, in an effort to intention encourage encourage and carry out the identical tumbles as 2017, I’m true in fact proud.”

As top qualifier, Fragapane will almost definitely be favourite to preserve her maiden European title, having previously won three silver medals.

“With any luck I true walk accessible and skills myself, and optimistically accumulate some more 10ths from further jumps. Fingers crossed.”

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April 12, 2019