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Linoy Ashram holding the gold medal after winning the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
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Linoy Ashram holding the gold medal after winning the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram scoops gold, 2 silvers at European championships

Athlete — seen as one of Israel's greatest hopes for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics — takes top prize in clubs routine, 2nd place in both ball and hoop categories; national team bags gold and two bronzes for group routines

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Published: 06.13.21, 21:58
Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram, 22, was crowned European champion Sunday in the clubs exercise at the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Varna, Bulgaria.
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  • Israel's superstar gymnast captured the gold medal with 28.500 points. In addition, she won her two silver medals in the ball and hoop exercises — and bronze alongside the rest of the Israeli team in the overall group competition, reported The Times of Israel. Ashram placed fourth in the ribbon exercise.
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    Linoy Ashram holding the gold medal after winning the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships
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    One of Israel's major medal hopes for the postponed and seemingly imperiled Tokyo Olympic Games, she secured her silver medals with scores of 27.850 in the hoop exercise and 28.600 for her ball routine.
    This is the sixth medal at the European Championships for the Israeli, after winning gold in a major competition in 2020 and bronze in hoop and clubs exercises in 2017.
    President Reuven Rivlin took to Twitter to congratulate Ashram and wished her luck ahead of the Olympic games.
    The Israeli is trying to get up to speed ahead of the Olympics, after winning two gold and one bronze medal at the World Cup held in Sofia almost two and a half months ago.
    Ashram has won 11 major medals so far in her glittering career.
    "I feel great, I feel like I have improved," she said after the competition, adding that there would be "other competitions by then, but we are getting ready for the Olympic Games."
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