Greek Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias Wins Gold and Makes History at the European Gymnastics Championships


25-year-old Greek Champion Gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias, won gold at the European Gymnastics Championships in Bern, Switzerland. On rings, he gathered 15,866 points, becoming the first athlete to win the gold medal back-to-back since Yuri Chechi in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Rings, are considered one of the most difficult disciplines in artistic gymnastics due to the upper-body strength requirements.

“Let’s go for the European finals,” wrote Petrounias on social media before taking the podium.

Watch his winning Rings routine: