Russia's Daria Spridonova managed to earn Russia's second gold medal today in women's gymnastics.

Spridonova who won a bronze medal on uneven bars at last year's European championships beat the reigning European bars champion Becky Downie of Great Britain

Spridonova scored a 15.466 thus outscoring Downie by more than two tenth.

Unanticipated, Sanne Wevers of Netherlands who turned senior eight years ago, won her first ever medal at a major international competition.

She finished in third place with score of 14.200. The silver medalist's younger sister Elissa Downie missed out on a medal but just one tenth.

Russia's Maria Kharenkoba and France's Loan His suffered from falls and ended up in seventh and last place respectively.

Italy's Martina Rizzelli finished in fifth place while Swiss Giulia Steingruber finished in sixth place.

Written by Gigi Farid


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