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Rio 2016: Oleg Vernyayev brought Ukraine the first gold medal in the parallel bars
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Gymnast Oleg Vernyayev celebrates victory in parallel bars event.

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, reports.

He scored 16.041 points, securing the victory over American athlete Danell Leyva and Russia’s representative David Belyavskiy (silver and bronze, respectively).

As reported earlier by, Rio 2016: Ukrainian athlete Kharlan wins bronze medal in fencing women's sabre. 

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