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Tokyo Olympics- Great Britain take bronze in women's gymnastics team final

Great Britain won their first medal in the women's gymnastics team event for 93 years with bronze in Tokyo.

The quartet of twins Jennifer and Jessica Gadirova, Alice Kinsella and Amelie Morgan scored 164.096 points.

The Russian Olympic Committee team won gold, with the United States, who had earlier lost Simone Biles, claiming the silver medal.

Britain's women last won a medal in the Olympic team gymnastics event at the 1928 Games in the Netherlands.

'We are stronger together'

The individual brilliance of the Gadirova twins, 16, helped deliver team bronze, but the sisters from Aylesbury say they are "stronger together".

"She [Jennifer] means the world to me, she is everything," said Jessica.

"She has been with me every second since we touched this earth and to experience this and medal with her is just amazing.

"Just making history and putting our names out there, we are just stronger together really."

Sister Jennifer says all eyes are on the future, despite making the podium in Japan.

"My dream was just to make the Olympics and have an experience and even being here for this Olympics was an achievement in itself," she added.

"My biggest aim was to make Paris 2024, even being here was a big achievement let alone coming away with a medal - that is just incredible. No words, really."

Britain, who came sixth at the World Championships in 2019, finished 0.458 points better off than fourth-placed Italy, while hosts Japan came fifth.

Britain were seventh after the first two pieces of apparatus, but a score of 14.033 from Amelie Morgan in the team's final floor display ensured a podium finish.

I just thought 'you can do this' - Tweddle

Former GB gymnast Beth Tweddle, who won individual bronze at London 2012, said the result was "just incredible".

"They've done so well. We knew in qualification they had really small errors that they could rectify and they did," Tweddle told BBC Sport.

"They had 12 weeks out of the gym completely, when we know some of the other countries were still in the gym training.

"I felt sick towards the end because I could see they were so close and I just thought 'you can do this'."

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