Switzerland have stunned the gymnastics world after clinching silver in the junior team competition of the 24th European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Greece.This content was published on April 26, 2002 - 12:03
The unexpected win by Niki Böschenstein and Mark Ramseier, both from canton Argau, along with Geneva teammate Patrick Dominquez and Basler Roman Gisi, has propelled Swiss gymnastics into a new realm.
Thursday's medal win is the first top-ten placing by an under-18 Swiss side at an international competition.
Böschenstein said the win was "unbelievable".
"We just wanted to reach the top ten, and now we're in second place - behind the Russians".
The result has injected fresh steam into Switzerland's gymnastics fraternity as it builds-up for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
swissinfo with agencies
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