Gymnast Wins Gold for Israel

Stand for Israel  |  August 1, 2021

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Israel's Artem Dolgopyat competes in the floor event of the artistic gymnastics men's floor exercise final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 1, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (Photo by LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)

The Tokyo Olympic games have been good so far for Israel, especially as she will be bringing home her second ever gold medal. The Jerusalem Post’s Idan Zonshine reports that Artem Dolgopyat, a gymnast competing in the men’s floor exercise, made the Jewish state and Jewish people proud by placing first in Tokyo:

Israeli artistic gymnast Artem Dolgopyat made history on Sunday, winning a Olympic gold medal in the finals of the men’s floor exercise at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with a score of 14.933. It was the Olympic second gold medal won by Israel since it was established in 1948. 

Dolgopyat told reporters after winning that “I don’t really have the words, I am still in heaven. I want to say thank you to everyone, I love everyone.” 

Dolgopyat added that “my floor exercise was not the best, in the qualifiers I did better. I was very stressed that it would not even be enough for a medal, but everyone was excited and made mistakes and that was enough for me and I am very happy.”

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