Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team wins historic gold medal at European Championships


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s rhythmic gymnastics team earned several medals — including a gold for the first time at an international competition — at the European Championships held on its home turf.

On Sunday, the Israelis won in the clubs and hoops category at the competition, which was held over the weekend in Holon, in central Israel.

A day earlier they won a silver for the team ribbons routine. On Friday, Israel took the bronze in the all-around category.

The team will travel this summer to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Brazil Summer Olympics.

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