(Greece) -The 2016 world title in the men’s rings event in gymnastics, Eleftherios Petrounias from Greece, won the gold medal in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Arthur Zanetti, who is from Brazil, who score 15.766, took the silver medal in the event and Denis Ablyazin, who scored 15.700, won the bronze. Eleftherios is the only gymnast to have gotten 16 points on the event, which secured him the gold medal. He was in second place after the qualifying round but his scores in the finals put him in first place.
This is Greece’s second gold medal from the games and its third medal overall. Shooter Anna Korakaki won both the gold and bronze in two separate shooting events at the start of the games. This is Greece’s fifth gold medal in gymnastics since the start of the modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. Thomas Bach, the president of the International Olympic Committee, congratulated Petrounias personally during the finals as soon as the results were made official.
The men’s rings competition is known for being one of the most difficult in gymnastics. It required a lot of muscle control and strength in addition to technical and artistic ability. The straighter the competitor remains on the rings, the more muscle control they have. Ultimately his strength is what earned Petriounias the gold medal. To finish off the routine, he completely nailed his dismount and stuck the landing without a hop or a wobble in sight. His scores showed what the audience members knew – Petrounias had just completed a gold medal performance.
Greece has 92 athletes on its Olympic Team. Although this is a smaller number of athletes than they have in previous years, the competitors are giving it their all. There are still more events to come with more possibilities to win a medal.