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Greece’s Petrounias shines on rings; Zanetti claims silver for Brazil

Olympics - Previews - Day -3

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 03: Eleftherios Petrounias of Greece trains on the rings ahead of the Artistic Gymnastics Event at the Olympic Park on August 3, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

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Eleftherios Petrounias went first, and left everyone grasping for second.

The Greek gymnast posted a clean-16 on the rings, easing to gold at the Olympics in Rio on Monday.

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Arthur Zanetti brought the place to its feet when, going last, he put up a strong 15.766 for silver. Russia’s Denis Abliazin took bronze with a 15.7.

Petrounias is the reigning European and World champion on the still rings, and was the first torch bearer for these Games.

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