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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2021


Linoy Ashram


Linoy Ashram is an Israeli individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2020 Olympic All-around Champion, the 2018 World All-around silver medalist, two-time World All-around bronze medalist, the 2020 European All-around champion, and the 2019 European Games All-around silver medalist. In an interview following her gold medal triumph in Tokyo earlier this year, she confessed to being overwhelmed by the adulation of the Israeli public. “It is so stunning to me how many people recognize me in the streets of Israel these days, anywhere and everywhere and people of all ages, even when I am wearing a mask<” Ashram said. Born into a Sephardic Jewish family, Ashram once said, “Due to the fact I’m not of Eastern European origin and knowing that everyone usually thinks that the successful gymnasts are Eastern European, I wanted to prove that it doesn’t have to be that way.” (Photo: Wikimedia / Creative Commons License)


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