GOLD BARS FOR VERNIAIEV AND HAMBUECHEN IN MEN’S GYMNASTICS

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Verniaiev, who came agonisingly close to ending the all-around reign of Japan’s Kohei Uchimura before missing out on the title by just 0.099 of a point, finally got his hands on a gold as he won the men’s parallel bars competition with a total of 16.041.

He beat the USA’s Danell Leyva by 0.141 of a point, while Russia’s David Belyavskiy took the bronze. Travelling end-to-end along the bars, the Ukrainian conjured up an impressive series of handstands. Such was the difficulty packed into his routine that he managed to breach the 16-point barrier, despite his legs wobbling noticeably on one of the handstands.