Rio Olympics 2016: Oleg Verniaiev wins parallel bars gold for Ukraine

Oleg Verniaiev
Oleg Verniaiev was the parallel bars world champion in 2014

Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev won Olympic gold on the parallel bars in Rio after narrowly missing out on the all-around title.

The 22-year-old won with a total of 16.041, as USA's Danell Leyva claimed silver and Russia's David Belyavskiy took bronze.

World champion You Hao finished eighth, as China left the Rio gymnastics competition without a title.

It was the first time they have not won gold in the sport since 1980.

China boycotted the Moscow Games that year.

Verniaiev missed out on the all-around title by just 0.101 points after hopping forward when dismounting the high bar.

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