June 19, 2016, Updated June 20, 2016

Israel’s National Rhythmic Gymnastics team won a gold medal in the clubs and hoops contest at the Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championship, over the weekend.

The five member squad also won a silver medal in the ribbon routine and a bronze medal in the All-Round Group contest.

“The Israeli team has proven itself in real time, showing us what it is made of. The European Championship is the final test before Rio 2016, and there is no better evidence to prove the strength of the team,” said Ophir Pines-Paz, Chairman of Israel Gymnastics Federation. “This is an impressive achievement for the National RG team and the coaches, headed by Ira Vigdorchik.”

The European contest was held in Holon, marking the first time in history that the event was held in Israel.

Thirty-seven countries and 280 gymnasts took part in the championship.

“This is the largest Championship ever to take place. We have invested a great deal in order to host the Championship here in Holon and I am confident it will be an incredible one,” said Pines-Paz.

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