How Linoy Ashram Tore Down Rhythmic Gymnastics' Iron Curtain

By taking down the Russian rhythmic gymnastics dynasty, the Israeli Olympian shocked the world and changed the sport

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Itamar Katzir
Itamar Katzir
Tokyo
Itamar Katzir
Itamar Katzir
Tokyo

Linoy Ashram's gold medal in Tokyo on Saturday will go down in history – and may change the entire sport of rhythmic gymnastics. Not only did an Israeli win first place, but it was the first time in Olympic history that a rhythmic gymnast not from Russia or the former Soviet Union to take home the gold, save for 1984, when the USSR boycotted the Games.

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