Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram was awarded one gold medal, one silver and two bronze at the World Challenge Cup, which took place on August 16-18 in Minsk, Belarus.
Ashram, 20, came out on top with the hoops, second with the clubs and took the bronze in the balls discipline and in the individual all-around. She began training as a rhythmic gymnast when she was seven, and took part in her first international event as a 12-year-old.
In 2017, she was the first-ever Israeli gymnast to win a medal in the all-around competition at the World Championships. The 2019 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan on September 16-22.
For Ashram, the competition will mark a new opportunity to improve her already impressive record, ahead of the moment that everyone is waiting for, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
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