Israel Wins Gold for Artistic Swimming in Athens

It was the first time Israel topped its Greek rivals in the sport, scoring 84.77 points, its highest grade ever

Israel's artistic swimming team
Israel Swimming Association

ARTISTIC GOLD: Israel won the gold medal for artistic swimming – the free combination event – at the FINA Artistic Swimming World Series held in Alexandroupolis, Greece, on Sunday. It was the first time Israel topped its Greek rivals in the sport, previously called synchronized swimming. Israel scored 84.77 points, its highest grade ever, while Greece came in second with 82.97 points. The event is not an Olympic event. The Israeli team consists of Ariel Nassee, Gal Litman, Nikol Nahshonov, Elina Chalemsky, and Yael Polka. (Itamar Katzir)