Israeli gymnast wins silver medal at World Championships

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli gymnast won a silver medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal

Artem Dolgopyat, making his first appearance at a world championships, finished second in the floor exercise finals over the weekend behind Kenzo Shirai of Japan. It marks the best finish ever by an Israeli at the worlds

Dologopyat, 20, is coached by Alex Shatilov, who won a bronze medal at the worlds in 2011 and 2009.

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