LONDON — The French men's team secured a place at this year's Olympics at the gymnastics test event in London on Tuesday.
France's score of 350.659 was the highest of the first five teams in qualification at the O2 Arena, guaranteeing one of the four remaining spots available for the London Games. Three more teams will attempt to qualify later Tuesday, with host nation Britain favored to join France and send a full men's team to an Olympics for the first time since 1992.
Spain and Puerto Rico also will be in action, leaving Italy, Canada and Brazil to wait out the results of the final session.
France came through despite being without Thomas Bouhail, the 2010 world champion and Beijing silver medalist on vault, and Hamilton Sabot, both of whom are injured.