Russia warm-up for Rio with gymnastics men’s team gold

Russia warm-up for Rio with gymnastics men’s team gold

BERN (Europe) – Russia heated up for that Rio Olympic games by protecting the men’s team title in the European artistic gymnastics titles on Saturday in Berne.

Russia’s Nikolai Kuksenkov performs throughout the men’s parallel bars competition in the European artistic gymnastics titles in Bern, Europe on May 28, 2016

The Russian team — Nikita Nagornyy, David Belyavskiy, Nikolai Kuksenkov, Nikita Ignatyev and Denis Abliazin — scored as many as 271.378 suggests keep their title in front of world silver medallists Britain with 268.427, as finally year’s European titles.

The Russians were built with a disappointing world championship this past year in Glasgow, neglecting to win a medal within the team event, but came back strongly in front of the Olympics.

Hosts Europe required bronze with 263.278 for any first podium since 2010.

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