Britain finishes 8th, qualifies for London Games
Friday, October 7, 2011
TOKYO (AP) -- The British gymnasts are headed to London.
The London Olympics, that is.
Britain secured the eighth and final spot for next summer's games that was available at the world gymnastics championships Saturday night, scoring 220.553 points to finish almost a point ahead of Italy. The Italians and the teams that finished 10th through 16th must go to a second qualifier in January at the O2 Arena to determine the final four spots for London.
Jennifer Pinches says the Brits are "over the moon," and started crying when they saw the final standings.