November 19, 2019

Israeli Gymnast Artem Dolgopyat Wins Silver at World Championships and Qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Games

Israel's Artem Dolgopyat performs on the floor during the apparatus finals at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on Oct. 12, 2019. (Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

(JTA) — Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat won a silver medal in the men’s floor exercise at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, becoming the latest Israeli to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

It is Dolgopyat’s second silver medal at the World Championship, after winning one in 2017.

Dolgopyat, 22, scored 15.200 points, just behind Carlos Yulo of the Philippines, who scored 15.300 to win the gold medal in Saturday’s competition.

Alexander Shatilov, 32, who has represented Israel at the last three summer Olympics, also qualified during the World Championships for the Tokyo games.