Winning a medal is nothing new for Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram. But there was nothing usual about the format of the June 28 competition organized by the Russian Gymnastics Association. It was the first online competition of its kind.

Participation was limited to teams from Israel, Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Ashram won a silver medal, sandwiched by Russian sisters Erina and Dina Abrina, who won gold and bronze, respectively.

Each contestant was limited to two events. Ashram chose to do one exercise with a ball, while the Russian sisters competed with the hoop and the clubs.

Ashram, 21, is considered one of Israel’s best hopes for an Olympic medal at the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo. She previously won two silver medals in the 2018 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, a gold medal in the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup Championship and a bronze medal in the 2019 World Championships.

Linoy Ashram Ball 2020

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