Israel wins gold and silver at European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Holon

Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics national team is targeting Olympic glory in Rio after making history on Sunday, winning gold and silver medals at the European Championships in Holon.

After taking a bronze medal in the all-around final in the opening day of the event on Friday, the team of Yuval Filo, Alona Koshevatskiy, Ekaterina Levina, Karina Lykhvar and Ida Mayrin won its first ever gold medal at the European Championships after registering a score of 18.316 in the clubs and hoops final. Spain finished in second place while Bulgaria took the bronze, with favorite Russia only coming in eighth.


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