Israeli Gymnast Linoy Ashram Wins Five Medals at World Cup

The country's top rhythmic gymnast will bring home two gold medals, two silver, and a bronze

File photo: Linoy Ashram displays her medals at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport on December 12, 2018.
Nir Keidar

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won four medals – two gold and two bronze – at the World Cup rhythmic gymnastics competition in Sofia on Sunday; those followed her silver medal in the all-around on Saturday. Ashram, 19, started her day with the gold medal in the hoop exercise, with 21.200 points, beating out two Russians: Ekaterina Selezneva, who won the silver medal with 21.050 points, and Aleksandra Soldatova – the gold medal winner in the all-around – who got 20.900 points. 

Her second gold medal came in the clubs final, in which she earned 20.900 points. In the ball competition Ashram won the bronze medal with 19.600 points, and in the ribbon competition she earned 19.150 points, which also got her the bronze.

Ashram’s teammate, Nicol Zelikman, didn’t win any medals but she gave respectable performances, coming in fourth in the ribbon final, with 18.400 points, fifth in the clubs with 17.400, seventh in the ball exercise with 18.850 points, and eighth in the hoop with 17.600 points.