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“Lord of the Rings” Lefteris Petrounias wins Gold in Doha, qualifies for Tokyo Olympic

Lefteris Petrounias, the phenomenal Greek athlete on gymnastics still rings, won gold at the 2021 Doha World Cup on Friday and qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games two years after a serious operation on his shoulder.

Dubbed “The Lord of the Rings” for his achievements, Petrounias won gold with a score of 15,500, followed by Brazil’s Arthur Zanetti with 14,933 and Iran’s Mahdi Ahmad Kohani with 14,800.

Besides having been world champion and European champion five times each, Petrounias is also a gold medallist at the Olympic Games of Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

He received several congratulations by Greek politicians on social media and , of course, the Hellenic Olympic Committee.

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