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Live from the ground: Artium Dolgofiat will achieve a historic medal in gymnastics? - Walla! Tokyo 2020 Olympics

2021-08-01T08:08:06.805Z

Both the betting agencies and the AP news agency placed the Israeli as a favorite to win, after finishing first in the qualifiers with 15,200. Will be the fourth to compete in the final (starting at 11:00)



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Live from the ground: Artium Dolgofiat will achieve a historic medal in gymnastics?

The 24-year-old Israeli gymnast, who finished first in the qualifiers and is considered a favorite to win gold, will be the fourth to appear in the final.

Before him will compete his rivals Nagorny and Spata.

Will Israel achieve a third medal in Tokyo?

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Yaniv Tuchman, our envoy to Tokyo

Sunday, 01 August 2021, 11:00

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Artium Dolgofiat concludes the first day of competitions in Tokyo (courtesy of the Israel Olympic Committee)

Will Artium Dolgofiat award the State of Israel a second Olympic silver medal after Yael Arad in Barcelona in 1992 or perhaps even a second gold medal after Gal Friedman in Athens in 2004?

The 24-year-old gymnast, twice world runner-up, advances today (Sunday) to the final of the ground exercise in Tokyo after finishing first in the qualifying round with an impressive score of 15.200 and being the favorite to win according to all betting agencies.



The American news agency AP also placed Dolgofiat as the leading candidate for gold in the ground exercise two weeks ago and he hopes to meet expectations and bring a historic medal to Israel in the gymnastics industry, probably after Carlos Adriel Yulo, the reigning world champion from the Philippines, failed to qualify. On the medals.



The Israeli performed a high-difficulty exercise of 6.6 and added 8.6 on the performance to reach 15,200 which raised him from first place last Saturday.

He will be the fourth to reach the mat among the eight finalists.

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Will the world runner-up take advantage of the champion's absence from the final?

Artium Dolgofiat (Photo: Reuters)

Russian Nikita Nagorny, one of the medal candidates who set 15.066 in the qualifiers, came up first and already after the first somersault he stumbled and got off the mat.

He kept making mistakes and his chance for a medal seemed lost.

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