Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics

Linoy Ashram won 6 medals at worlds

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
September 24, 2019 01:45
ISRAELI RHYTMIC GYMNAST Linoy Ashram has been piling up medals in 2018

ISRAELI RHYTMIC GYMNAST Linoy Ashram has been piling up medals in 2018. (photo credit: AMIT SHIESEL / COURTESY OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF ISRAEL)

Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram has won a bronze medal in the all-around World Championships and has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The bronze medal awarded on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan, was her sixth medal of the competition.

The 20-year-old Ashram, a resident of Tel Aviv, also earned three silver medals with hoop, clubs and ribbon, and a bronze medal with a ball. She was part of the team competition in which Israel won a silver medal behind Russia.

She tied Russia’s Dina Averina for six medals, though most of Averina’s were gold.

18-year-old Nicol Zelikman, a Kfar Saba native, also qualified for Tokyo after finishing in 11th place in the all-around competition. The top 16 in the all-around move on to the Olympics. She is coached by her mother, Elena Zelikman, who was also a gymnast.

 


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