Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold at European Championship

Ashram achieved a score of 26.5 on the hoop exercise, narrowly overtaking Belarusian gymnast Alina Aransko to win the gold.

Linoy Ashram (photo credit: GETTY IMAGES)
Linoy Ashram
(photo credit: GETTY IMAGES)
Artistic gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal in the all around competition at the European Championships in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, taking the medal with a total score of 100.900 in the four-event championship. The win was the first all-around gold in her career.
Ashram achieved a score of 26.500 on the hoop exercise, narrowly overtaking Belarusian gymnast Alina Harnasko to win the gold.


Ashram’s 100.900 overall tied with the 19-year-old Belarusian, who was part of the bronze-winning team at the 2019 world championships, but the tie was broken by technical deductions. Ashram also scored 25.450 on the ball exercise, 26.200 on clubs and a 22.750 on ribbons.
The 21-year-old from Rishon Lezion also won the Shooting Star award, which, according to the European Gymnastics site, “aims to put a gymnast with an exceptional story in the spotlight, someone who is an inspiration for the future generation of gymnasts and the general public alike.”
“Linoy has well and truly put Israel on the map in rhythmic gymnastics, starting in the juniors ranks and continuing in the senior competition, where, so far, she has won bronze all-around at both the 2017 and 2019 World Championships, upgrading to silver in 2018. At the 2019 European Games she placed second all-around and won two apparatus finals. 
Just minutes ago she became the first Israeli European all-around champion, and the first non-Russian to win since 1997,” the award announcement states.
The rhythmic gymnastics team also won gold on Friday in the group all around competition.