Athlete Vernyayev brings Ukraine first gold medal at Rio Olympics
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 the vault; it’s his second medal at these Games.