Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:20:24 GMT | By IANS

Olympic gymnastics: Brazil's Zanetti takes gold

London: Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti from Brazil Monday created a sensation when he won the gold medal bettering China's reigning champion in the men's rings final competition at the London Olympics.


Olympic gymnastics: Brazil's Zanetti takes gold (© AFP)

Zanetti had never won a major title before he scored 15.900 to beat Chen Yibing, who scored 15.800.

Italy's Matteo Morandi won bronze with a 15.733 score.

Russia's Aleksandr Balandin and Denis Ablyazin both came close to a medal but failed to reach the podium, finishing fourth and fifth with 15.666 and 15.633, respectively.