Israeli Rhythmic Gymnast Qualifies for 2020 Olympics, Earns Six Medals in World Championship
JNS.org – Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
It was her sixth medal of the competition. The 20-year-old Tel Aviv resident also earned three silver medals with hoop, clubs and ribbon, and a bronze medal with a ball.
She was additionally part of the Israeli group that won silver in a team competition, behind Russia.
Ashram has collected a total of 12 medals from participation in world championships. All other Israeli rhythmic gymnasts in history, combined, have won only three.
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— Israel ישראל (@Israel) September 20, 2019
Fellow Israeli competitor Nicol Zelikman, 18, also qualified for the 2020 Olympics after finishing in 11th place in the all-around competition.
This is the first time since 2008 that Israel will have two representatives at the Olympics in the rhythmic gymnastics division.