For the eighth consecutive medal competition in the past 22 months, Greek gymnast Lefteris Petrounias wins the gold, after finishing in first place in the rings event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Petrounias emerged victorious after earning 15.333 points during the finals of the rings competition, finishing ahead of Ibrahim Colak of Turkey (15.100 points) and Xingyu Lan of China (14.866 points).
Another Greek competitor, Konstantinos Konstantinidis, barely missed the bronze medal in the same event, finishing with 14.700 points.
Also at the FIG Gymnastics World Cup, Ioanna Xoulogi won the silver medal in the women’s floor exercises, finishing with 12.733 points. Ana Derek of Croatia won the gold with 13.533 points, while Turkey’s Demet Mutlu won the bronze.
In still another distinction for Greek competitors at the event, 16 year old Evelina Magia, participating in her first international event in the women’s category, finished in fifth place in the floor event with a final tally of 12.566 points.