Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championships


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli gymnast won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal.

Artem Dolgopyat, making his first appearance at a world championships, finished second in the floor exercise finals over the weekend behind Kenzo Shirai of Japan. It marks the best finish ever by an Israeli at the worlds.

Dologopyat, 20, is coached by Alex Shatilov, who won a bronze medal at the worlds in 2011 and 2009.

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