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'Remarkable' gymnasts overcome volcanic ash cloud


Paul Garber, vice president of European gymnastics and president of British gymnastics, says competitors have shown great "spirit and camaraderie" by endeavouring to get to Birmingham ahead of the European Gymnastic Championships despite the volcanic ash cloud that has grounded planes around the continent.

Watch the event live on the BBC Red Button and at; Saturday 24 April, 1350-1730 (men's team finals); Sunday 25 April, 1335-1730 (men's individual apparatus finals).

Highlights of the men's competitions will be shown online, and BBC2 on Monday 26 April, 1300-1415.

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The BBC will also be covering the women's competition live on the BBC Red Button and at; women's team finals on Saturday 1 May, 1500-1730; women's apparatus finals on Sunday 2 May, 1500-1730.

Highlights will be shown online, and on BBC2 on Tuesday 4 May, 1300-1500.


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