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Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram

Linoy Ashram is the first person in the history of the competition to win two gold medals in one season.

By: JNS and United with Israel Staff

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram broke a world gymnastics record at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday.

The 19-year-old from Tel Aviv scored a 20.65 for her club’s performance, beating 2018 European Championships winner Russian Dina Averina’s high score of 20.05.

Ashram racked up 77.800 points in the all-round stage of the competition, taking home the gold medal. The Israeli team finished in fifth place overall.

The Israeli Olympic Committee said that since Ashram also won gold at the Challenge Cup competition in Spain in May, she is the first person in the history of the competition to win two gold medals in one season.

Ashram won a second gold medal at the World Cup in Minsk on Sunday in rhythmic gymnastics. She scored 20.25 points and finished in first place.

Earlier in the day she won the bronze medal in the ball exercise and finished sixth in the hoops exercise.

Ashram is the first Israeli rhythmic gymnast to win an all-around medal at the World Championships, which she did in 2017; the first Israeli to win gold at the Grand Prix Final; the first Israeli to win gold in a World Cup series apparatus final; and the first to win gold in the all-around in the World Cup series, which she achieved at the 2018 Guadalajara World Cup.

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