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.