The first gold of Ukraine at the Olympic Games in Rio
The world champion, four-time European champion, two-time champion of the European Games, silver medalist of the 2016 Olympics Oleg Verniaiev won the first gold medal in Rio for Ukraine in the competition on the parallel bars.
On second place is American Daniel Leyva and the bronze went to Russian David Belyavsky.
22-year-old Ukrainian acted sixth among the eight contestants and overtook all rivals. Oleg made everything almost perfectly, and only small variations and slightly rounded back has led to the fact that the judges slow down for a couple of tenths of a general assessment. But in general, it did not affect the place, and Oleg finished the first.
This is the second medal from Verniaiev at the Olympics in Rio. His first award he won on August 10 when he became the second in the individual all-around. on August 14 he was the last gymnast in the exercise on horseback, on August 15 he was fifth in the vault.
The Olympic champion was congratulated by the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Sports of Ukraine. “Yes !!! Oleg Verniaiev won gold! A brilliant result! We are proud and congratulate you, Oleg!” – greetings from Peter Poroshenko.
In general, the Ukrainian team took the 8-th place in the team all-around.
There is another joyous victory for Ukraine. Wrestler Jean Belenyuk brought Ukraine fourth silver. Ukrainian became the second in the competition in Greco-Roman wrestling in the weight category up to 85 kg. “In the second period fight I did not go according to my scenario, and unfortunately I was not able to turn the tide of the fight. To win in such circumstances, you need to be not just stronger. It is not easy, but in any case we do not give up, we work and we believe that will be our day, “- said athlete.
Greetings from the Sports Minister Igor Zhdanov: “For us, Jean Belenyuk is real champion! There is enormous respect for his brilliant performance at these Games, the skill and the will to win. Thanks you! We are proud of you! For us you are the best! “