Artem Dolgopyat

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Artem Dolgopyat
ארטיום דולגופיאט
Country represented  Israel
Born (1997-06-16) June 16, 1997 (age 21)
Dnipro, Ukraine
Residence Tel Aviv, Israel[1]
Weight 94–105 kg (207–231 lb) category[2]
Discipline Men's artistic gymnastics
Club Maccabi Tel Aviv
Head coach(es) Sergei Vaisburg, Andrii Grybanov, and Oleg Yarovinski

Artem Dolgopyat (Hebrew: ארטיום דולגופיאט‎; born June 16, 1997) is an Israeli artistic gymnast. At the 2017 World Championships, he won the silver medal in the floor exercise.

Personal life[edit]

Dolgopyat was born in Dnipropetrovsk (now Dnipro), Ukraine, and is Jewish.[3][4] His father was formerly a gymnast.[4] At age 6, he was enrolled in gymnastics.[3]

In 2009 Dolgopyat moved with his family to Israel when he was 12 years old, where he was a part of the gymnastics team of Maccabi Tel Aviv.[1] He first attended Shevah Mofet high school in Tel Aviv, and then a high school in Rishon Lezion.[3][4] He is a junior sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces, and serves in the IDF base of Tel HaShomer.[5][4]

Career[edit]

At the age of 17, Dolgopyat competed in the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics and finished 5th in vault, 7th in floor exercise, and 10th in individual All-around.[6]

On September 19, 2015, he competed in 'Grand Prix Osijek' in Croatia and won the gold medal in floor exercise, as he scored a 14.800.[7][8] Later that year, Dolgopyat won the floor exercise in the Israeli Championship for the first time, defeating Alexander Shatilov. At the end of 2016, he took three months off from the sport, due to back pain.[3]

On April 22, 2017, Dolgopyat competed for his first time in the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, and finished 4th in the floor exercise with a score of 14.33, one place behind bronze medalist Shatilov.[9][10] He received a prize of 4,500 NIS (about $1,250).[3]

On May 20, he won the silver medal in 2017 Grand Prix Osijek after scoring 14.700. In July 2017, Dolgopyat participated in the 2017 Maccabiah Games, where he won two gold medals in the floor exercise and pommel horse, and a bronze medal in the vault.[11]

On October 7, 2017, at the age of 20, at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held in Montreal, Dolgopyat won the silver medal in the floor exercise after scoring 14.533.[12] He garnered the best Israeli result ever at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, as he became the second Israeli gymnast to win a medal in the Championships (after his mentor and trainer Alex Shatilov, who won bronze medals in 2009 and 2011), and the first to win a silver medal.[10] He scored 14.533 points (following a 14.666 in the qualifiers), finishing 1.1 points behind Japan’s Olympican medalist Kenzo Shirai.[10][13] He received a prize from the Olympic Committee of Israel of 84,000 NIS ($24,000)[4]

He is coached by Sergei Vaisburg, Andrii Grybanov, and Oleg Yarovinski.[1] Dolgopyat is noted for being able to do a triple back on the floor exercise.[14]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dolgopyat Artem," fig-gymnastics.com.
  2. ^ "Gymnastics - Artem Dolgopyat (Israel)," the-sports.org.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Artem Dolgopyat is closing in on Shatilov," Gymnovosti.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Dolgopyat: The day of the floor final I couldn’t step on my foot," Gymnovosti.
  5. ^ "דולגופיאט בארץ: מקווה שיבואו לקראתי בצה"ל" [Dolgopyat: Hope the IDF will come towards me and help]. ONE (in Hebrew). October 9, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Israel’s young athletes can’t find the podium at the Youth Olympic Games in China," The Jerusalem Post.
  7. ^ "התעמלות: דולגופיאט זכה בזהב בקרואטיה" [Gymnastics: Dolgopyat won gold in Croatia]. ynet (in Hebrew). September 19, 2015. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  8. ^ "Gymnastics: Challenge Cup Artistic Gymnastics - Osijek 2015 - Results Men," the-sports.org.
  9. ^ "2017 European Championships Results". clujeurogym2017. April 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  10. ^ a b c "Israeli gymnast Artem Dolgopyat wins silver at World Championships," The Times of Israel.
  11. ^ "2017 Maccabiah Games Gymnastics Results". www.Maccabiah.com. July 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Israel's Dolgopyat takes silver in gymnastics Worlds". 'The Jerusalem Post'. October 7, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "Israel's Dolgopyat takes silver in gymnastics Worlds", The Jerusalem Post.
  14. ^ "Worlds Preview: Men's Qualification, Session 1," International Gymnast Magazine.

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