Britain’s men’s team have secured their place at next year’s Olympics by qualifying for the final of the World Gymnastics Championships.
Max Whitlock, Joe Fraser, Dominic Cunningham, James Hall and Giarnni Regini-Moran finished fifth in the team event qualifying round in Stuttgart.
Double Olympic champion Whitlock led the way with a stunning pommel horse routine, with the two-time world champion on the apparatus topping qualifying with 15.266 points.
As well as Whitlock reaching the individual pommel horse final, Fraser qualified for the final of both the all-around and parallel bars, with Hall joining him in the all-around final.
Cunningham qualified for both the floor and vault finals.
Whitlock told British Gymnastics: “There was a lot of pressure, and I think I felt that by the reaction of the boys after.
“When I completed my routine successfully, I think it showed the pressure I was under, the boys were so pleased for me. We are such a good, close team, and we glued together so well.
“I’m so pleased with that pommel routine and I’m looking forward to the final. There’s an upgrade I have on the start score that I can do, but I’m just focusing on my job and hopefully producing some more clean routines.
“I said before coming in that this isn’t just a World Championships. This is the Olympic qualification process. Everyone knows that in the back of their mind, but no one really talks about it too much, because that’s a lot of pressure to put on a team’s shoulders.
“Going out there, performing, and achieving that goal – we’ve got a four-man team going to Tokyo next year!”
Britain’s women team will compete in the team final on Tuesday, before the men bid for a medal on Wednesday.