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Kent gymnasts James Hall, Giarnni Regini-Moran and Georgia-Mae Fenton help Great Britain qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

Pegasus gymnast James Hall helped Great Britain qualify for the Olympic Games - but still doesn't know whether he'll be there.

Hall, from Maidstone, was in the GB men's squad who finished fifth in team qualifying at the World Championships in Stuttgart yesterday.

Success for Great Britain's men at the World Championships in Germany(18841536)
Success for Great Britain's men at the World Championships in Germany(18841536)

Dartford gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran also featured, while Hall's Pegasus clubmate Courtney Tulloch watched on as reserve.

With the top nine countries automatically qualifying for Tokyo 2020, it means Britain will definitely feature in next summer's Games.

Now the battle is on to clinch a place in the four-man squad.

Hall, 24, said: "It's a very convoluted process. We've qualified as a team but there's no names for that team.

"At the same time you've got countries like France, who didn't qualify a team, but they had an individual who scored high enough all-around, so he's got an individual ticket.

"He knows he's going, which is difficult in itself, because we've done the harder thing by qualifying as a team.

"It's pretty massive what we've achieved but none of us are guaranteed to go.

Pegasus gymnast James Hall Picture: Sean Aidan
Pegasus gymnast James Hall Picture: Sean Aidan

"It's difficult but it is what it is and we have to get on board on with it.

"It'll be heartbreaking whether you make the team or not because we've all been together on this cycle and only four of us will make it.

"If you go, that's great, and if you don't, you've done all that work only to miss out at the last hurdle."

Hall, Regini-Moran and Tulloch are all in contention for Olympic spots.

World Cup success could yet be the best route for Tulloch but the good news is Britain are there.

Hall said: "There was the added pressure of trying to qualify for the Olympics but none of us let it get to us.

"We were all really positive and we kept up with the rest of the world.

"We invested a lot of trust in the work we'd done, in and out of the gym, and it showed on the day.

Dartford gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran Picture: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire
Dartford gymnast Giarnni Regini-Moran Picture: Zac Goodwin/PA Wire

"We trusted ourselves and let the work speak for itself.

"I don't think it sunk in that we'd qualified until I was sitting down last night going back through the British Gymnastics tweets.

"It does mean an awful lot but there's more work to do."

Britain are in team final action tomorrow and Hall has the all-around final on Friday.

He said: "I'm ready to go again. I'm a little tired from qualification today but if we had a few days between events I might relax too much.

"We're going for top five. We finished fifth last year, we qualified in fifth yesterday so hopefully we'll achieve that.

"We might even fight for a medal, which would be incredible.

Gravesend youngster Georgia-Mae Fenton
Gravesend youngster Georgia-Mae Fenton

"I'm back on it again with the all-around final on Friday.

"It's a very busy week but I'm looking forward to that one.

"I'll have Ionut (Trandaburu, Pegasus coach) on the floor with me for that, too, which will be great because at the moment you can only have two coaches down there.

"Top eight would be good for me but hopefully I can push a little bit more."

Great Britain's women also secured an Olympic place after finishing seventh in team qualification at the Worlds.

Gravesend teenager Georgia-Mae Fenton is part of the squad, boosting her claims to go to Tokyo.

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