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Petrounias takes gold on the rings

Petrounias gold
(L-R) Nikita Ignatyev, gold medalist Eleftherios Petrounias and Ibrahim Colak. Matthias Hangst/Getty Images
Greek gymnast edges out Russia's Ignatyev

Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece won the gold medal in the men's rings final in Artistic Gymnastics on Saturday afternoon with a score of 15.633 at the National Gymnastics Arena.

Russia's Nikita Ignatyev won the silver with 15.333 and Ibrahim Colak of Turkey took bronze with 15.133.

"I feel very good," said Petrounias afterwards. "Under pressure I perform better. The more pressure, the better I perform."

In the vault final, Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine won the gold medal in the men's vault final in artistic gymnastics with 15.266 points at the National Gymnastics Arena on Saturday. The Netherlands' Casimir Schmidt won the silver with 15.116 and Azerbaijan's Oleg Stepko won the bronze with 14.966.

 

The first thought was, 'Ah, another gold, that's great'. The second thought was, 'Oh my god, I will have holidays now'-Eleftherios Petrounias


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