Historic gold for Israeli gymnasts
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Historic gold for Israeli gymnasts

Rhythmic gymnastics win gold for the first time in an international competition.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team claimed a first ever gold win at the European Championships in Holon, Israel.

The team, comprising of Yuval Filo, Alona Koshevatskiy, Ekaterina Levina, Karina Lykhvar and Ida Mayrin, won gold after registering 18.316 in the clubs and hoops final. The win followed silver in the ribbons routine, and bronze in the all-around competition.

Captain Koshevatskiy said: “We are so proud. We really enjoyed performing here, the crowd was amazing. It’s a realistic target to win a medal in Rio, but we are not thinking about it.”

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