Romania's Andreea Munteanu saved Romania today from leaving the competition with no medals which would have been the first time in 44 years.

Andreea Munteanu who was named to the Euro team after her compatriot Larisa Iordache had to withdraw due to a nagging old injury, won gold medal with a score of 14.366.

Great Britain's Becky Downie earned her second silver medal in Montpellier. She scored less than Munteanu by less than a tenth. The bronze medal surprisingly went to Claire Martin of France. This is France's first European medal in women's gymnastics in five years.

Claudia Fragapane of UK missed out on a bronze medal and placed fourth. While the other four gymnasts suffered from falls including reigning European beam champion Maria Kharenkova of Russia who finished in sixth place.

Greek Vasiliki Millousi fell on her dismount, Germany's Pauline Schaefer fell on her signature acrobatic element, a side somi with half twist and Sanne Wevers of Netherland fell on one of her simplest skills, a full turn with leg at horizontal.

1- Romania's Andreea Munteanu, 14.366
2- UK Becky Downie, 14.300
3-France's Claire Martin 14.200
4-UK Claudia Fragapane 13.900
5-Greece Vasiliki Millousi 13.233
6-Russia's Maria Kharenkova 13.200
7- Germany's Pauline Schaefer 13.100
8-Netherlands' Sanne Wevers 11.900

Written by Gigi Farid



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