24 October 2016

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Artistic gymnast Verniaiev bags first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine

Ukrainian artistic gymnast Oleg Verniaiev has won a first gold medal for Ukraine in the men's parallel bars competition at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on August 16.

Verniaiev, 22, showed the result of 16.041, which let him beat U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva, who won the silver medal with 15.900 and Russian David Belyavskiy, who got the bronze medal with 15.783.

Verniaiev previously won a silver medal in the artistic gymnastics men's individual all-around in Rio.

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