Jessica Gadirova retains European floor title to complete golden treble

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Jessica Gadirova secured a hat-trick of golds at the European Gymnastics Championships after taking top spot in the women’s floor final on Sunday.

Gadirova, 18, saw off team-mate Alice Kinsella as Great Britain completed a superb one-two finish on the final day of the championships in Turkey.

Gadirova took her third straight European title on the floor with a total of 14.000 points, while Kinsella, 22, scored 13.666.

“The experience has been amazing and I cannot believe what is happening,” said Gadirova, who also claimed gold in both the women’s all-round and team competitions.

“It has been such an amazing championships and I couldn’t have asked for anything more. That is the reason I am a gymnast because I love to perform on the floor. I gave it everything today.”

Kinsella said: “It feels amazing. I went into the final not expecting much but just to enjoy it. I did that but to come away with a medal is so surreal. I am just speechless to be honest.”

In the men’s vault, defending champion Jake Jarman settled for silver after he was narrowly beaten by Armenia’s Artur Davtyan.

Davtyan’s total of 15.033 points outscored Jarman’s 15.016, with the former awarded a higher mark for his second vault.

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