Russian gymnasts end Europeans with 4 more medals



MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Russia won four medals at the European gymnastics championships Sunday, including golds on high bar and still rings, to add to the silver medal it had already won in the team competition.

Aleksandr Balandin won the title on still rings while Emin Garibov took the gold on high bar. Denis Ablyazin won bronzes on both vault and still rings.

A day after winning its first European team title, Britain added to its medal haul with Louis Smith’s silver medal on pommel horse. World champion Krisztian Berki of Hungary took the gold, finishing less than two-tenths of a point ahead of Smith, the reigning Olympic and world bronze medalist.

Germany salvaged what had been a tough meet with Marcel Nguyen’s gold on parallel bars.