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Today at Montpellier's all around final, two gymnast made history for their countries.

Giulia Steingruber who won the gold medal, became the first female or male Swiss gymnast to win a European all around title. She is also the first female or male Swiss gymnast to win an all around title at a major international competition since Walther Lehmann in 1950.

Steingruber finished in fourth place at the previous European championships.

In her first senior year, Ellie Downie of Great Britain impresses in the final. She won a bronze medal, making her the first female British gymnast to a medal at a major international competition.

The silver medal went to Russia's Maria Kharenkova who was heavily favorite to win the title.

This is the first time for a non Russian gymnast to win the all around gold at European championships since Vanessa Ferrari of Italy in 2007.

Italy's Erika Fasana lost the bronze by less than two tenths and settled for fourth place. UK Claudia Fragapange finished sixth, Romania's Diana Bulimar finished tenth while Russia's Daria Spiridonova who had the highest score in the competition, a 15.350 on bars, finished in thirteenth place.

The unfortunate Swedish gymnast Jonna Adlerteg suffered an injury on her very first apparatus and was forced to withdraw.

Written by Gigi Khazback Farid


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