Van Gelder, Van Schoor and Dumarey had taken an excellent start in the qualifying routines on Wednesday, winning the balance and taking second place in the tempo routines. They could take these scores to the final day, which allowed them to start the big finale in pole-position, just one point ahead of Russia.
The Belgian girls kept their nerves and held their lead on Russia in the final combination exercise. They next had to wait for the results of other 11 countries, but World Champions Britain didn't pose a threat, they eventually took 6th place. Belgium already clinched the bronze at the World Championships. They have a new chance to grab more medals next Sunday.
The Belgian mixed doubles were in second place behind Russia after the qualifying events, and kept the silver. They also get a new chance on Sunday.
Ineke Van Schoor was over the moon. "This is the most prestigious medal because it concerns the all-round finals."