Israel claimed its second-ever gold medal in Olympics history in Tokyo with Artem Dolgopyat’s winning performance in the artistic gymnastics men’s floor exercise final.
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated the Ukrainian-born Israeli on winning the country’s first gold medal since Athens in 2004 and the first ever medal in gymnastics.
It was the third overall medal for Israel so far in Tokyo. The country nabbed two bronze medals in mixed judo and women’s taekwondo under 49 kg weight class.
Also on the same day, Israel’s baseball team kept their medal hopes alive with a 12-5 win over Mexico in an elimination game at Yokohama, Japan.
Windsurfer Gal Fridman won Israel’s only other gold medal with his performance in the men’s sailboard competition.