British gymnastics wreaks havoc on the international stage

James Hall and gymnasts Britain have warned they are ready to “do even more damage” after winning a stunning team gold medal at the European Multisport Championships.

Maidstone star Hall teamed up with Jake Jarman, Joe Fraser, Giarnni Regini-Moran and Courtney Tulloch to put on a dazzling show and beat Italy and Turkey in Munich.

Three-time Commonwealth champion Fraser, 23, became the first British male gymnast to win a European all-around crown on Thursday and continued his standout season in the team event.

The same team also claimed glory in Birmingham and believe they have set a major milestone ahead of today’s individual events and October’s World Championships in Liverpool.

Hall, who narrowly missed out on a medal in the individual high bar event on Sunday, said: “They’re a strong team, so obviously we can do even more damage.

“These guys are like brothers and my family.

“It’s been one of the best experiences of my life – finally getting that coveted European gold medal and sharing it with these guys is amazing.”

Tulloch, who won bronze on rings on Sunday, added: “We sent a message to the rest of the world.

“We have the world championships in Liverpool coming up – we’re going to do amazing and I can’t wait.”

Great Britain racked up a team total score of 254.295 on Saturday after Jarman, who rocketed into the spotlight with four Commonwealth Games gold medals, kept his cool on the high bar to clinch victory.

It came 48 hours after Fraser, who recovered remarkably to win three Commonwealth Games gold medals five weeks after rupturing his appendix and three since breaking his foot, entered the history with this all-around title during the opening event of the week.

On Sunday, the five British stars took part in the individual apparatus events and won five medals to end the Munich weekend in style.

Fraser and Regini-Moran finished first and third on parallel bars, Tulloch went for bronze on rings while Jarman, 20, won a remarkable gold on vault following his bronze on floor earlier in the daytime.

Fraser, who won world gold on parallel bars in 2019, added: “It’s nice to have Commonwealth and European medals, but there’s definitely one I’d like to have on this list too.

“I’m going to enjoy the moment for now before going back to the drawing board, making some adjustments and getting ready for the world championships.”

The European Multisport Championships Munich 2022, including athletics, beach volleyball, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, table tennis, triathlon, rowing and sport climbing, took place from 11 to August 21 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Germany. town. Daily live coverage was on BBC One, Two, Red Button, BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website