Oleg Verniaiev earned triple gold at the Rio 2016 gymnastics test event ©Getty Images

Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev claimed three gold medals in the men’s competition at the Rio 2016 Olympic test event, which has deemed to have had "serious problems" according to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

The FIG claimed there had been problems with the Omega timing System, "dangerous" power outages when athletes were performing and a lack of sufficient lighting in competition or training halls.

The 22-year-old, winner of two gold medals at last year's European Games in Baku, earned his first triumph of the day after a strong routine saw him receive 15.266 points in the men’s floor event.

Ireland’s Kieran Behan and Spain’s Nesto Abad finished second and third with scores of 15.058 and 14.833 points.

Verniaiev then earned a victory in the vault by scoring 15.333points, with the United States’ Jacob Dalton claim second on 14.853.

To underline his credentials for overall all-round title at Rio 2016, the 2014 parallel bars world champion easily secured a gold medal in his favoured discipline by scoring a total of 16.133.

Tunisia’s Ferhat Arican finished as the runner-up on 15.733 points and Uzbekistan’s Anton Fokin achieved a tally of 15.700 to end in third position.

Brazil's Arthur Zanetti earned a narrow victory in the men's rings event
Brazil's Arthur Zanetti earned a narrow victory in the men's rings event ©Getty Images

The tightest competition of the day, as expected, was the men’s rings final as the respective Olympic and world champions, Arthur Zanetti of Brazil and Greece's Eleftherios Petrounias respectively, went head to head.

Zanetti took the gold medals by a narrow margin in front of a home crowd, with his score of 15.866 seeing him end just 0.033 points clear of his rival.

Further success for the hosts was achieved by Flavia Saraiva, with the 16-year-old earning the women’s floor title, having starred for the nation to help them earn an Olympic team berth yesterday.

The youngster finished with a total of 14.400 points in the discipline to top the standings.

Australia’s Larrissa Miller took second after she was awarded 13.700 points by the judges.

Germany’s Leah Griesser completed the podium on 13.566.

After becoming the first Indian female gymnast in history to secure an Olympic berth, Dipa Karmarkar displayed her talent again, scoring 14.833 win the women’s vault competition.

Uzbekistan's Oksana Chusovitina, building towards her seventh appearance in the Olympics, finished in second positon with the 40-year-old ending with a tally of 14.716 points. 

The bronze was won by Australia’s Emily Little, after she received a score of 14.383.