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Rhythmic Gymnast Linoy Ashram stop Russian’s winning streak in gold medal victory for Israel

By 08/08/2021 12:08 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

Israeli rhythmic gymnastics superstar Linoy Ashram made history on Saturday after became the first Israeli woman ever to win an Olympic gold medal after she topped the Women’s Rhythmic Gymnastics all-around final in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Ashram won the gold medal in the event with a score of 107.800, placing first in the hoop, ball, and clubs exercises.

In winning the second gold for Israel in this year’s Olympics, Ashram also beat the three-time world champion, Russian Dina Averina, who capture the silver medal with a total score of 107.650, while Belarusian Alina Harnasko picked up the bronze with a score of 102.700.

Ashram is very happy with her win.

Ashram’s gold medal is the second gold medal of Israel in Gymnastics.

Last August 1, gymnast Artem Dolgopyat gave Israel its first-ever gold medal in the Olympics after Dolgopyat won the men’s floor exercise finals in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The gold medal is also extra special since it is Israel’s second gold medal after Gal Fridman won a gold in men’s sailboard at the 2004 Athens Games.

Dolgopyat is very happy with his win since he won it with an inch to the teeth against Rayderley Zapata of Spain on a tiebreak.

According to reports, Dolgopyat and Zapata were both awarded a score of 14.933 during the event finals. The two had matching execution scores during their routines.

However, Dolgopyat got the gold because his set was slightly more difficult than Zapata’s.

The bronze medal went to Xiao Ruoteng of China.


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