Ukraine’s first gold medal in Rio 2016
20:55, 16 August 2016

Ukraine’s first gold medal in Rio 2016

Gymnast Oleg Vernyayev celebrates victory in parallel bars event

20:55, 16 August 2016

Ukraine’s newly-minted Olympic champion Oleg Vernyayev brought his country the first gold award in the parallel bars event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. He scored 16.041 points, securing the victory over American athlete Danell Leyva and Russia’s representative David Belyavskiy (silver and bronze, respectively).  

Previously, Vernyayev claimed silver in vault; it’s his second medal at these Games. 

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