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Russian gymnast Denis Ablyazin wins Olympic bronze medal on still rings

August 15, 2016, 20:37 UTC+3

Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece has won the gold medal while Brazilian gymnast Arthur Zanetti took the silver

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Denis Ablyazin

Denis Ablyazin

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RIO DE JANEIRO, August 15 /TASS/. Russian gymnast Denis Ablyazin has won an Olympic bronze medal on the still rings scoring 15,700 points in the final.

Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece has won the gold medal (16,000).

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Zanetti is a silver medalist (15,766).

Ablyazin’s medal is the 31st for the Russian Olympic squad in Rio. As for now, the Russians have won 9 gold, 11 silver and 11 bronze medals.

Denis Ablyazin was born in Penza, Russia, on August 3, 1992. He is the 2016 Olympic silver medalist in team’s competitions; the 2012 Olympic silver medalist in vaulting and the 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in floor exercises. Ablyazin is the 2014 world champion in floor exercises. He also won a bronze medal on the still rings at the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

Ablyazin is six-time European champion and the 2013 University Games champion in teams’ competitions. This season he won the exercises on the still rings at the World Cup stage in Osijek in Croatia. Ablyazin was awarded a medal to the "Merits to Fatherland" Order in 2012.

The Olympic Games in Rio will close on August 21.

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