Gymnast Oleg Verniaiev has been named athlete of the month for March by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOCU).
It comes after the 26-year-old claimed the silver medal in the men’s all-around competition at the American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event in Milwaukee.
He finished second with 83.064 points, ranking behind home athlete Sam Mikulak who was the victor with 85.332.
Britain’s James Hall came third with 82.999 points.
Verniaiev has now been named athlete of the month by the NOCU on 12 occasions, a record he shares with fencing star Olga Kharlan.
"My sincere congratulations to the outstanding gymnast Oleg Verniaiev with the recognition of NOCU best athlete of March," NOCU President Sergey Bubka tweeted.
My sincere congratulations to the outstanding @gymnastics @Verniaiev_GyM— Sergey Bubka (@sergey_bubka) March 31, 2020
with the recognition @OlympicUA Best Athlete of the March!
Together with the great @FIE_fencing Olga Kharlan, Oleg has 12 record NOC of Ukraine awards!
Good luck for @Tokyo2020! @worldolympians pic.twitter.com/VJfWMbyI52
Bubka also wished Verniaiev good luck for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which have been pushed back to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Olympics are now due to take place from July 23 to August 8 in 2021.
Verniaiev won two medals at the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, including men's parallel bars gold.
In the men’s all-around event, he finished runner-up to Japan’s Kohei Uchimura.