(photo credit: Amit Shisel)
Neta Rivkin booked her place at next summer’s London Olympics on Friday, ending
the all-around competition at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in
Montpellier, France in 10th position.
The 20-year-old, who became the
first Israeli to win a medal at the worlds when she claimed a bronze in the hoop
final last week, recorded a result of 107.925 points in the all-around final in
which she needed to finish among the top-15 to secure a berth at the London
“This was a crucial competition and I managed to achieve all the
targets I set myself,” said Rivkin, who also took part in the 2008 Beijing
Olympics as a 16- year-old.
“I booked my ticket to the Olympics and I
reached the final in all four of the individual competitions, while also winning
an historic medal, which was a dream come true.”