1. Russia 257.260
2. GBR 253.362
3. France 246.928
4. Germany 243.629
5. Switzerland 243.462
6. Spain 239.461
7. Turkey 239.361
8. Italy 222.327
As expected, it was a thriller. Though 5 apparatus I still liked GBR to win. Russia was 1.0+ ahead, … but it was H Bar. That’s typically a good apparatus for Great Britain, Russia’s worst.
But Dom fell twice. Joe hit. And — shockingly — HALL James fell.
That was it. All Russia needed were their easy routines. They hit 3/3.
The arena was full. Full of fans cheering loud and proud for the home side.
I was hoping Turkey might hold it together to take an historic Bronze. But falls on their final 2 apparatus ended that dream. France did the job. Great meet today.
Within seconds of the start of the competition the first Italian gymnast took a zero on Vault. He slipped. Their team chances were over. It’s 3-up, 3-count. That’s something that could happen to China, Japan, USA … to anyone.