Shatilov tied for the third place in the floor exercise with Diego Hypolito of Brazil, scoring 15.466 points. He also set the criteria for the 2012 London Games and will represent Israel in the next Olympics.
Shatilov smiling on the podium (Photo: AP)
Kohei Uchimura of Japan took the gold medal in the floor exercise with 15.633 points. China's Zou Kai came in second with 15.50 points.
The Olympic Committee of Israel is planning a festive reception for Shatilov upon his return, during which he will be awarded a grant of NIS 50,000 (about $13,670). His trainer will receive half the amount.
Shatilov's young age and impressive progress make him one of Israel's most promising athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games.
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