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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's Parallel Bars

Gymnastics at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Rio Olympic Arena, Barra Olympic Park, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 6, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016

Gold: UKR Oleh Verniaiev
Silver: USA Danell Leyva
Bronze: RUS David Belyavsky


The eight starters in the parallel bars consisted of some of the best exponents on this apparatus in the world. There was the 2014 World Champion and 2015 silver medalist [Oleh Verniaiev] of Ukraine, the only man to qualify for as many as four individual finals in Rio, and he was the highest scoring qualifier for the parallel bars final. There was also the 2015 World Champion [You Hao] of China and his team-mate [Deng Shudi], who was the bronze medalist in 2015. The silver and bronze medalists from the 2014 Worlds, [Danell Leyva] of the USA and [Ryohei Kato] of Japan, made up the strong line-up. The 2013 World Champion Lin Chaopan of China missed out on qualification despite finishing sixth, but he was not eligible for the final as he was the third best placed Chinese gymnast and only two per country were eligible for the final.

The American Leyva set the pace with an opening 15.900. The Chinese gymnasts were up third and fourth and both chose the two toughest routines. You Hao’s had a difficulty of 7.400, but a fall backwards on landing was costly and his 14.833 put him into last place, although Deng’s 15.766 off a difficulty of 7.200 put him into second place. He was soon relegated to third after Russia’s [David Belyavsky]’s routine scored him 15.783. The positions changed again when Verniaiev scored a massive 16.041, the best of the day, and that is how it remained as the last two, Cuba’s [Manrique Larduet] and Japan’s Kato, did nothing to change the medal order. Verniaiev won Ukraine’s first gold of the Games and added to the silver he won in the all-round individual competition. The silver medal for Leyva was a sweet one because he was originally a reserve on the US team, despite being the only American male to win a medal in 2012, but injury to [John Orozco]’s ankle in training led to Leyva him being called into the team.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Oleh Verniaiev 22 Ukraine UKR Gold
2 Danell Leyva 24 United States USA Silver
3 David Belyavsky 24 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Deng Shudi 24 China CHN
5 Manrique Larduet 20 Cuba CUB
6 Andrei Muntean 23 Romania ROU
7 Ryohei Kato 22 Japan JPN
8 You Hao 24 China CHN
6 r1/2 Lin Chaopan 20 China CHN
10 r1/2 Kohei Uchimura 27 Japan JPN
11 r1/2 Marcel Nguyen 28 Germany GER
12 r1/2 Anton Fokin 33 Uzbekistan UZB
13 r1/2 Jossimar Calvo 22 Colombia COL
14 r1/2 Sam Mikulak 23 United States USA
15 r1/2 Nikolay Kuksenkov 27 Russia RUS
16 r1/2 Chris Brooks 29 United States USA
17 r1/2 Axel Augis 25 France FRA
18 r1/2 Oleq Stepko 22 Azerbaijan AZE
19 r1/2 Lukas Dauser 23 Germany GER
20 r1/2 Ivan Stretovich 19 Russia RUS
21 r1/2 Jake Dalton 24 United States USA
22 r1/2 Zhang Chenglong 27 China CHN
23 r1/2 Max Whitlock 23 Great Britain GBR
24 r1/2 Park Min-Soo 21 South Korea KOR
25 r1/2 Daniel Corral 26 Mexico MEX
26 r1/2 Randy Lerú 20 Cuba CUB
27 r1/2 Brinn Bevan 19 Great Britain GBR
28 r1/2 Phạm Phước Hưng 28 Vietnam VIE
29 r1/2 Arthur Mariano 22 Brazil BRA
30 r1/2 Christian Baumann 21 Switzerland SUI
31 r1/2 Sérgio Sasaki 24 Brazil BRA
32 r1/2 Andrey Likhovitsky 30 Belarus BLR
33 r1/2 Francisco Barretto Júnior 26 Brazil BRA
34 r1/2 Nile Wilson 20 Great Britain GBR
35 r1/2 Marios Georgiou 18 Cyprus CYP
36 r1/2 Andreas Bretschneider 26 Germany GER
37 r1/2 Pablo Brägger 23 Switzerland SUI
38 r1/2 Julien Gobaux 25 France FRA
39 r1/2 Ferhat Arıcan 23 Turkey TUR
40 r1/2 Misha Koudinov 25 New Zealand NZL
41 r1/2 Lee Sang-Wook 30 South Korea KOR
42 r1/2 Bart Deurloo 25 Netherlands NED
43 r1/2 Vladyslav Hryko 19 Ukraine UKR
44 r1/2 Frank Rijken 19 Netherlands NED
45 r1/2 Yu Won-Cheol 32 South Korea KOR
46 r1/2 Ludovico Edalli 22 Italy ITA
47 r1/2 Jeffrey Wammes 29 Netherlands NED
48 r1/2 Oliver Hegi 23 Switzerland SUI
49 r1/2 Stian Skjerahaug 24 Norway NOR
50 r1/2 Danny Rodrigues 31 France FRA
51 r1/2 Petro Paxnyuk 24 Azerbaijan AZE
52 r1/2 Cyril Tommasone 29 France FRA
53 r1/2 Kieran Behan 27 Ireland IRL
54 r1/2 Oskar Kirmes 20 Finland FIN
55 r1/2 Yusuke Tanaka 26 Japan JPN
56 r1/2 Shin Dong-Hyen 26 South Korea KOR
57T r1/2 Mohamed Abdeldjalil Bourguieg 19 Algeria ALG
57T r1/2 Robert Tvorogal 21 Lithuania LTU
59 r1/2 Maksym Semiankiv 24 Ukraine UKR
60 r1/2 Eddy Yusof 21 Switzerland SUI
61 r1/2 Nikita Nagorny 19 Russia RUS
62 r1/2 David Jessen 19 Czech Republic CZE
63 r1/2 Ryan Patterson 22 South Africa RSA
64 r1/2 Néstor Abad 23 Spain ESP
65 r1/2 Andriy Sienichkin 25 Ukraine UKR
66 r1/2 Koji Yamamuro 27 Japan JPN
67 r1/2 Kévin Crovetto 24 Monaco MON