On floor, Russia’s Nikita Nagornyy wins his second title at these European Championships. His picked triple somersault at the beginning of his routine was spectacular, a maximum difficulty. With 6.8 points in the difficulty score, no other finalist can keep up. Benjamin Gischard comes second with a super routine and hardly any wobbles in his landings. The judges rewarded this with the highest execution score of all eight gymnasts. Nicola Bartolini from Italy also shines with good execution and wins bronze despite a low difficulty score.
Giulia Steingruber is back on the international stage with her tenth European Championship medal: At the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships Basel 2021, Steingruber wins gold on vault at a home European Championship. As in Bern 2015, Steingruber wins the European vault title. Jessica Gardirova from Great Britain won silver and Angelina Melnikova from Russia took bronze.
Surprise on pommel horse: Artur Davtyan from Armenia wins the title ahead of Nikita Nagornyy, who wins his third medal. Both get the same final score, as Davtyan gets the higher execution score, he wins gold. The bronze goes to Joe Fraser from Great Britain.
The uneven bars final is spectacular, but the result is less surprising after the previous performances of the gymnasts at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships Basel 2021: Angelina Melnikova wins gold ahead of her team mate Vladislava Urazova, who competes in her first senior final. Bronze goes to Emelie Morgan from Great Britain.
On still rings, the Greek powerhouse lives up to his role as favourite: Eleftherios Petrounias deservedly wins gold by a clear margin. Silver goes to Nikita Nagornyy, who wins a medal in all competitions so far at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships Basel 2021. Salvatore Maresca wins the second bronze medal of the day for Italy.