Greece’s Eleftherios Petrounias has secured a place in the finals of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup in Cottbus, Germany.

The 28-year-old scored a total of 14.933 points, qualifying in second position.

He will be competing on Saturday against China’s Liu Yang, who topped the standings in the men’s rings qualification with 15.100 points.

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It will be the last opportunity for Petrounias to earn qualification points for the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The gymnast faced a challenging start to the World Cup series, unable to participate due to injury and having to undergo surgery, and so currently does not have a ranking.

He is a three time World Champion, and in 2016 won gold at the Olympics in Rio.

It has been a big month for the gymnast, who only recently became a father, welcoming the birth of a daughter with his wife, fellow Olympian Vasiliki Millousi.