Glory for Baines
May 25, 2012 18:03 pm
Great Britain's Frank Baines won the junior all-around title at the European Championships in Montpellier with team-mate Nile Wilson finishing a close second.
Baines claimed gold with a score of 84.932, less than a point ahead of Wilson who took silver with 84.180.
The success follows on from the junior team gold which Britain won comfortably on Wednesday before the senior team dominated proceedings on Thursday and qualified a gymnast in every individual final for the first time in their history.
Baines said: "It's just amazing. I've dreamed for so long to be up on the podium and it's very special.
"I had the responsibility as team captain and I felt a bit of expectation but the team have held together brilliantly and the support today was fantastic, I'm really happy."
Wilson revealed that his nerves were beginning to show before the final scores came through, but he did enough to edge out Switzerland's Yusof Eddy who finished in third.
Wilson said: "It was a nervy wait at the end but when the score came through I was so relieved. I've never competed on a podium before and couldn't be happier with how things have gone for me.
"I knew I had a chance coming into the competition as I've been scoring well and now I just can't stop smiling, it's amazing."
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