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Vernyaev won silver at the 2024 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

ByИван Дунаев

Apr 25, 2024

Vernyaev won silver at the 2024 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships

For Oleg, this is the first medal at continental championships since 2017.

<p The Ukrainian national team won the first medal at the 2024 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which takes place in Rimini, Italy. Oleg Vernyaev became the silver medalist in the all-around.

The 30-year-old Ukrainian took second place in the all-around, scoring a total of 84.031 points.

The Cypriot became the European all-around champion Marios Georgiou – 84.265 points. The top three winners were completed by the Italian Yumin Abbadini.

In the all-around, Ukraine was also represented by Ilya Kovtun, who took sixth place with a score of 83.331 points.

For Vernyaev, this is the 13th medal in his career at the championship level Europe and the first since 2017.

Note that in March 2023, Vernyaev's disqualification for doping was halved. He was suspended from competition in October 2020, and in 2021 he was disqualified for four years due to the prohibited drug meldonium found in his body.

Vernyaev is the Olympic champion of the 2016 Games. in Rio de Janeiro on parallel bars and a silver medalist in the all-around. He is also the 2014 world champion and six-time European champion.

The men's European Championship in Rimini will last until April 28. And from May 2 to May 5, the women's continental championship in artistic gymnastics will take place.

Recall that the previous Euro 2023 in artistic gymnastics, where men and women competed, the Ukrainian team finished with four awards (one gold ” and three “bronzes”), taking fifth place in the medal standings.

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