Courtesy of JNS; Photo credit: Linoy Ashram. Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram.

Courtesy of JNS; Photo credit: Linoy Ashram.

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram.

(JNS) Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal for Israel in the Tokyo Olympics on August 7th, beating out stiff competition in three separate routines with hoops, ball and ribbon.

“It’s what I dreamed of for all my life,” said the 22-year-old. She is the first Israeli woman to win a gold medal and the third overall.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated Ashram on her achievement, calling her “magnificent.”

Israel also won two bronze medals at Tokyo—one for taekwondo martial artist Avishag Semberg and the other for the national judo team.

These four medals are the most that Israel has ever won at a single Olympics Games.

The running total in the history of Israel’s participation in seventeen Summer Olympics since 1952 now stands at thirteen, six of them in judo.

Today, the final day of the Tokyo Games, Israel’s women’s rhythmic gymnastics team finished sixth in the all-around finals.

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