Linoy Ashram ends Russian dominance in rhythmic gymnastics

Linoy Ashram ends Russian dominance in rhythmic gymnastics

The Israeli surprisingly took the gold medal in the individual All-Around, beating favorites Dina and Arina Averina of Russia

The Israeli Linoy Ashram overturned the order established in the rhythmic gymnastics, sport in which Russia had won every Olympic gold since Sydney 2000, and it was proclaimed individual all-around champion ahead of the two undisputed favorites, the twins Dyne Y Arina Averina.

Ashram, on the podium of the last three World Championships, he added 107,800 points in the Olympic final, for 107,650 of Dyne and 102,700 of the Belarusian Alina harnasko, which moved from the podium to Arina (102,100) after a serious error of this with the tape.

Dyne She is triple world champion and her sister Arina is the current runner-up.

Ashram was the best with the hoop and with the clubs and Dyne got the highest grade with the ball; in the absence of the last rotation, with the tape, the Israeli had 84,500 points, for 83,650 of Dyne and 82,550 of Arina.

This said goodbye to the gold when the tape got tangled and had to resort to the reserve. His note did not exceed 19,550 and he said goodbye not only to the victory but to the podium.

Ashram did not fail and Dyne closed the competition with the obligation to obtain 24,151 to be champion. His note, which the judges thought for many minutes, stayed at just 24 points. Russia gave up the throne.

Linoy Ashram, the architect of the miracle, is 23 years old, she was the European champion in 2020 and in the last three World Cups she was third, second and third, always surpassed by the Russians. Today ended five Olympic titles in a row for Russia and gave to Israel his first medal, and gold, in rhythmic gymnastics.

She has been working for the Israeli Army as a secretary since 2017.

The change of cycle in the rhythm can be confirmed this Sunday if, as happened in the qualifying round, the Russian team is behind the Bulgarian and also loses the gold.

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