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Russia's Aliya Mustafina has won the gold medal on balance beam at 2016 European championships. French gymnast Marine Boyer took silver while Catalina Ponor of Romania settled for bronze.

This is the first time for Ponor to not win a gold medal on balance beam at European championships. She added a bronze on floor exercise to her medal collection

On uneven bars, Great Britain's Rebecca Downie beat World and European champion Daria Spiridonova and Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina on uneven bars. Her sister Ellie Downie won silver on vault and floor exercise.

Swiss Giulia Steingruber won two gold medals, on vault and floor exercise while Russia's Ksenia Afanasyeva won bronze on vault.

By Gigi Farid

Today, Russia has won their first European title since 2010. The silver medal went to Britain while the bronze medal went to France. 

This is the first time for team France to win a medal in team competition at European championships since 2008.

Romania failed to make the podium finishing in 6th place. This is the first time for Romania to miss the team podium at European championships. In 2002, they did not send a full team.

The fourth place went to Switzerland, while the fifth went to Italy. Germany and Hungary finished in 7th and 8th place respectively.

Written by Gigi Farid
Photo by Silvia Vatteroni

Italy has announced their European team.

Elisa Meneghini, Enus Mariani, Sofia Busato, Lara Mori, Martina Rizzelli were named to the country's European team.

The competition will be held in Bern, Switzerland between June 1 and 5.

Written by Gigi Farid