LONDON — The British men finally have an invite to their own Olympic party, winning the final qualifying meet in a rout Tuesday.
Needing to finish in the top four of the eight teams competing at the O2 Arena, Britain blew away its rivals with a commanding score of 358.227 in front of its fans in southeast London. The British needed to compete at the test event after a meltdown at last fall's world championships.
France finished second — 7.568 points behind Britain — with Spain and Italy completing an all-European set of qualifiers.
Britain hasn't sent a full men's team to an Olympics since 1992. With the women having already qualified, both British teams will be at the same Olympics for the first time since the boycotted games in 1984.