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Jewish athletes celebrate Olympic success at Tokyo games

 

August 20, 2021

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram (bottom) posing with her gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Village.

(JNS) - Many in the Jewish world are sharing in Israel's record-setting four medal wins at the just-concluded 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Leading the pack were rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram and men's gymnast Artem Dolgopyat, both of whom captured gold medals during the two weeks of competition. Additionally, Israeli Avishag Semberg took home a bronze for taekwondo, while the Jewish state's mixed judo team also celebrated with a bronze-medal win.

Team Israel Olympic baseball members had hoped to medal, but in the end, came up short. Their participation was still considered a win...



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