Becky Downie admitted it had been a five-star showing from all involved as she helped Great Britain achieve a best ever medal tally at the European Gymnastics Championships in Montpellier, France.

The double Commonwealth gold medallist won silver on the beam to add to the same colour she won on the bars while there was also high bar silver for Sam Oldham and the same for Claudia Fragapane on the floor on the final day.

Before that though, Britain’s gymnasts had already made numerous trips to the podium with Team England athletes Louis Smith and Kristian Thomas taking the titles in the pommel and floor disciplines respectively while Downie’s sister Ellie took all-around bronze as did Scotland’s Dan Purvis.

And Downie admitted her second silver in France had been the perfect way to round off the competition.

"I knew it was possible to medal and I tried to stay calm back in the warm-up gym,” she said.

“I had to stay focussed and make sure I went through my routine cleanly, and to take silver is amazing. I really couldn't have asked for anything more in these championships.

“It's been an incredible European’s for the whole GBR team. We're all so proud of what we've achieved, I’m so happy for everyone.”

There was also a solid showing from Fragapane who scored 14.633 to get her hands on a medal in what was her fourth final of the Championships.

“I'm really, really happy and a bit overwhelmed,” said the four-time Commonwealth champion. “It’s the most amazing achievement.

“I thought I had a chance but I had to put in good performance which I did, plus I had a lot of fun.

“I’m so grateful for everything and to everyone who has supported me, it’s amazing I can't stop smiling.”

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