Ellie Downie adds superb silver to her medal collection on the final day of the 2017 Europeans

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Ellie Downie continued her medal winning streak at the 2017 European Championships by taking floor silver on the last day of the event in Cluj, Romania.

Her fast paced, difficult routine got the crowd clapping along and as she cleanly performed her 12th routine of these championships and achieved her best score so far on this piece of apparatus of 14.066. Ellie was just pipped to gold by Russian, Melnikova with 14.100.

Ellie said after: “I’m definitely very, very happy. My championship really couldn’t have gone much better, to hit 12 out of 12 routines is pretty unbelievable. I’m definitely tired now but the crowd and my training got me through today. I worked really hard after Rio to push myself in training and its paid of this week, I’m looking forward to a rest now!”

Claudia Fragapane also competed in the floor final, unfortunately she took a big step out of bounds on her double Arabian pass, which left her out of the medals with 13.533 but the rest of the routine was near perfect, showing great promise.

Ellie just missed out on a fifth medal in the beam final coming in 4th with a score of 13.433, hitting another clean beam routine under pressure. Claudia, who also competed in this final sadly had to count a fall as her foot slipped on her flick straight back somersault. She finished in 8th place with 12.533.

The ever so consistent James Hall put in an impressive performance on the high bar, with three daring release and catch elements and a dismount stuck cold. Unfortunately, in a high calibre final, he just missed out on bronze, finishing in 4th with 14.333.

In total, Great Britain won six medals at these championships. Ellie Downie won all-around gold, vault and floor silver and bars bronze, James Hall took all-around bronze and Courtney Tulloch, rings silver. Congratulations to all of our gymnasts, coaches and support staff. 

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