European Championships 2018: Great Britain's men's gymnasts win silver in team final
|2018 European Championships|
|Venues: Glasgow and Berlin Dates: 2-12 August|
|Coverage: Live across BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live and sports extra plus the BBC Sport website with further coverage on BBC iPlayer, Red Button, Connected TVs and mobile app.|
Great Britain's gymnasts won silver in the men's team final as Russia were crowned European champions in Glasgow.
The British team - Max Whitlock, James Hall, Joe Fraser, Courtney Tulloch and Dominick Cunningham - finished with a score of 253.362, 3.898 points shy of Russia's winning mark.
Great Britain had led after the first two rotations - the floor and the pommel horse - but slipped from the top of the standings after the rings.
France came third with 246.928 points.
"We can all be proud of ourselves," said double Olympic champion Whitlock.
"We've done an amazing job. Together as a team we pulled out some really good routines and we've come out with a silver medal."
After five rotations, Great Britain trailed Russia by just 1.132 points with only the high bar to go.
But falls from Cunningham and Hall - two of several on the apparatus during the final - saw that deficit increase.
Victory marked Russia's third successive European gold medal in the team event.
"I think everyone stepped up their game today and looked absolutely amazing," said Hall.
"We're not just chasing Russia, we're right there behind them, breathing down their necks. It's an exciting time - I can't wait for the next one."
Great Britain will look to add more medals to their haul in the individual finals on Sunday, with Cunningham up first in the floor final.
Whitlock - who failed to qualify for the floor final - will compete in the pommel horse final where he faces tough competition from Ireland's Rhys McClenaghan, who beat him to the Commonwealth Games title in April.
Tulloch will be in action in the rings final and Hall in the horizontal bar final, while 19-year-old Fraser - who replaced the injured Nile Wilson in the team - is in both the parallel bars and horizontal bar finals.