In front of a home crowd of over 3,000 fans, the Swiss men managed to capture a bronze medal in the team competition at the 2016 European Gymnastics Championships in Bern. Led by veteran Christian Baumann, the Swiss men began on the pommel horse showing some first couple hesitant routines but ending with a very strong 15.266 from Oliver Hegi. The Swiss also had a fairly strong vault rotation counting a fall and a step out of bounds but yet again ending with a very strong roundoff type vault scoring a 15.2. The Swiss on parallel bars had two scores above 15 and one score of 14.966. Obviously a great event for them! As the Switzerland men headed to high bar, they watched many men from teams like France, Germany, and Ukraine fall of the apparatus. This obviously caused some jitters in the Swiss team causing their first gymnast (Oliver Hegi) to fall on his dismount. The next gymnast for the Swiss, Pablo Brägger, performed a very difficult yet clean routine to raise the chances for the Swiss. However, their chances were lowered as the Brots and Russians performed spectacular routines on the parallel bars. The Swiss knew that they had to step up their game and on floor, all 3 gymnasts performed spectacular routines all within a 15.0 range! The Swiss began to realize that a bronze medal might be possible, and that was exactly accurate! The Swiss had captured a bronze team medal, their first ever in a European Championship competition. Congrats men!
Switzerlands Win Historic Bronze!
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