Gymnast wins gold in final Olympics warm-up
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Gymnast wins gold in final Olympics warm-up

Alex Shatilov wins World Challenge Cup competition in Portugal.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Shatilov with his gold medal. Picture: Israeli Gymnast Federation
Shatilov with his gold medal. Picture: Israeli Gymnast Federation

Israeli gymnast Alex Shatilov rounded off his preparations for the this summer’s Olympics by winning gold in the floor final at the World Challenge Cup competition in Anadia, Portugal.

The 29-year-old, who won bronze at last month’s floor exercise at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, won the final warm-up event for Rio with a score of 15.100 points.

He said: “I’m pleased with my performance in the competition because I managed to score over 15 in both the qualifiers and the final.”

Looking forward to what will be his third consecutive Games, he said: “Winning a gold medal is always pleasing. This is my final competition before Rio so this gives me confidence.”

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