Israel wins first-ever gold medals at rhythmic gymnastics world championships


September 22, 2023

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Daria Atamanov of Israel in action during the Individual Ribbon Final during the 40th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Valencia 2023 Day Two at Feria Valencia, August 24, 2023, Valencia, Spain.


(JTA) - Israel won its first-ever gold medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Valencia, Spain, over the weekend, improving on last year's silver medal and solidifying its place as a global powerhouse in the sport.

On Friday, Israel's team topped China and Spain to take gold in the all-around group category. On Sunday, Israel won gold in the combined exercise, beating out China and Ukraine. The team also finished fifth in the hoop final.

Linoy Ashram, who became the first Israeli woman to win an Olympic gold medal with her rhythmic gymnastics victory at the Tokyo Olympic...

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