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WATCH: Israel Wins Historic Gold at European Gymnastics Championships

Israel’s all-girl rhythmic gymnastic team won its first-ever gold medal at the European Championships on Sunday.

The team also earned a silver medal for its ribbons routine and a bronze in the overall competition, which this year took place in Holon, Israel.

The gymnastic team from Belarus edged out the Israeli team in the ribbons category by a score of 18.516 points to 18.4. The heavily favored Russian team made several mistakes in its performance and did not finish in the top three.

After the successful showing at home, the Israeli team is headed to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August, where it will participate in the all-around competition.

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