Russia claimed gold in the junior women's team trampoline competition on home soil in Sochi ©European Gymnastics

Russia enjoyed a good day on the opening day of the European Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline as their athletes impressed in senior qualification and the country claimed junior girls trampoline gold.

Russia dominated women’s double mini trampoline qualification on home soil with Galina Begum top of the standings with 69.300.

Second place went to compatriot Dana Sadkova who scored 68.300 while third went to another Russian in Ekaterina Katrushenko who scored 68.000.

Men’s double mini trampoline qualification was led by Joao Caeiro of Portugal with a score of 76.100.

Multiple European and world champion Mikhail Zalomin of Russia qualified in second with 75.900 with fellow Russian Aleksandr Odintsov third with 75.700.

In the tumbling discipline, the top women’s qualifier was Tachina Peeters of Belgium with a score of 66.800.

In second place was Candy Briere-Vetillard of France with a score of 66.000 while third place went to Manon Morancais of France with a score of 64.900.

In the men’s tumbling event, qualification was led by Mikhail Malkin of Azerbaijan who scored 76.200.

Russian tumblers qualified in second and third, with Vadim Afansaev second with 75.500 and Aleksandr Lisitsyn in third with 72.500.

Elsewhere on the first day at the Sochi Ice Palace, the opening medals were handed out in the junior team trampolining finals.

In the girls competition, Russia’s team of Anzhela Bladtceva, Maria Mikhailova, Natalia Blokhina and Veronika Shmeleva claimed gold with a score of 161.455.

Silver went to Belarus with 156.555 while Germany claimed the bronze medal with a total of 150.510.

In the boys competition, gold went to the Belarus team of Andrei Builou, Stanislau Yaskevich, Ivan Melnikau and Daniil Pshanko who scored 173.090.

Portugal took the silver medal with 162.440 while bronze went to Germany with a score of 158.805.

Action is scheduled to continue tomorrow with qualification in the junior tumbling and double mini trampoline disciplines, and the senior trampolining event, while medals are up for grabs in the senior trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline events.