Russia's victory in Glasgow secured them their first junior European title in artistic gymnastics since 2004 ©UEG

Great Britain missed out on the chance to win a record sixth consecutive European men’s junior artistic gymnastics team title here at Glasgow 2018 when they had two falls off the horizontal bar and handed the gold medal to Russia.

Britain were well on their way to victory at the SSE Hydro, but the falls on their last event meant Russia triumphed by a margin of 0.833 points.

Russia, silver medallists in 2012, 2014 and 2016, finished with a total of 240.961 points to secure their first junior European title since 2004.

They ended the competition with one of their best events, the rings, and achieved the top three scores of the day on that apparatus. 

"We didn’t see the mistakes of the British gymnasts [on the horizontal bar] before we started on rings," Russia’s Mikhail Khudchenko said.

"Our coach probably did, but we just focused on our rings routines."

The bronze medal went to Italy with 237.895 points, beating fourth-placed Switzerland by a margin of just 0.066.

Victory in the junior men’s individual all-around competition went to Italy's Nicolo Mozzato with 80.198 points.

He was followed in the standings by Britain's Jamie Lewis, with 79.731 points, and Russia's Sergei Naidin, with 79.598.

The men’s senior artistic gymnastics team final is due to take place tomorrow.

Apparatus finals are scheduled for Sunday (August 12). 

Women's artistic gymnastics competition at Glasgow 2018 concluded last Sunday (August 5) with Russia claiming the team title and Belgium, France, Hungary and The Netherlands each securing one apparatus crown.