Israeli gymnast wins silver at World Championships, qualifies for Tokyo 2020
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Israeli gymnast wins silver at World Championships, qualifies for Tokyo 2020

Artem Dolgopyat is heading to Japan for the Olympics after coming second place at the event in Stuttgart, Germany

Artem Dolgopyat
Artem Dolgopyat

Gymnast Artem Dolgopyat became the latest Israeli to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

He won a silver medal in the men’s floor exercise at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

It is Dolgopyat’s second silver medal at the World Championship, after winning one in 2017.

Dolgopyat, 22, scored 15.200 points, just behind Carlos Yulo of the Philippines, who scored 15.300 to win the gold medal in Saturday’s competition.

Alexander Shatilov, 32, who has represented Israel at the last three summer Olympics, also qualified during the World Championships for the Tokyo games.

 

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