Linoy Ashram

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Linoy Ashram
Linoy Ashram.jpg
Ashram in 2018
Personal information
Country represented Israel
Born (1999-05-13) May 13, 1999 (age 20)
Rishon LeZion, Israel
HometownRishon Lezion
ResidenceTel Aviv, Israel
DisciplineRhythmic gymnastics
LevelSenior Elite
Years on national team2014-present
ClubRishon Lezion
Head coach(es)Elena Kopylenko
Assistant coach(es)Ayelet Zussman
ChoreographerAyelet Zussman
Eponymous skills"The Ashram" — back-bend turn on floor with help
World ranking7 WC 5 WCC[1] (2019)
1 WC[2] 2 WCC[3] (2018)
8 WC 19 WCC (2017)[4]
13 (2016)[5]

Linoy Ashram (Hebrew: לינוי אשרם‎; born May 13, 1999) is an Israeli individual rhythmic gymnast. She is the 2018 World All-around silver medalist and 2017 World All-around bronze medalist, as well as the 2019 European Games All-around silver medalist.

Biography[edit]

Ashram was born in Rishon LeZion, Israel, to a family of both Mizrahi Jewish (Yemenite-Jewish) and Sephardic Jewish (Greek Jewish) descent. Her father is a standing army soldier, whereas her mother is a kindergarten teacher assistant.

In 2017, at the of age 18, Ashram was enlisted to the Israel Defense Forces as a soldier. She serves as a secretary in the Israel Defense Forces every day unless she is training or competing.[6]

As of 2018, she resides in Tel Aviv.[7]

Sports career[edit]

Junior[edit]

Ashram appeared in international competitions in 2011. In 2014, Ashram started her season competing in the 2014 Miss Valentine Cup in Tartu, Estonia, then in the junior division at the 2014 Moscow Grand Prix where she finished 9th in the all-around; following her placement she earned a qualification for Israel to compete for the Youth Olympic Games.[8] Ashram competed in the World Cup series Pesaro, and in Tashkent where she won silver medal in clubs and hoop. In her next event at the Minsk World Cup, she took silver for Team Israel and finished 4th in the all-event finals.

In June 10–16, 2014, Ashram competed at the 2014 European Junior Championships and qualified to all four event finals, taking the bronze medal in clubs and ribbon, placing 4th in ball, and 5th in hoop.[9] Ashram then competed at the World Cup in Sofia, where she finished 4th in all-around. Ashram went on to represent Israel at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China,[10] where she finished 5th in all-around finals behind Romania's Ana Luiza Filiorianu.[11] She was the flag bearer of the closing ceremony in the Youth Olympic Games. In November, Ashram won the all-around gold at the 2014 JGP Final in Innsbruck, Austria, ahead of Moldova's Nicoleta Dulgheru.

Senior[edit]

2015[edit]

In the 2015 season, Ashram debuted as a senior competing in the international tournament at the 2015 Moscow Grand Prix, finishing 4th in the all-around. On May 15–16, Ashram competed at the 2015 Holon Grand Prix, finishing 11th in all-around. In August, Ashram competed at the MTK Budapest Cup, finishing 5th in the all-around and qualifying to three apparatus finals. She won the all-around bronze at the Yoldyz Cup International in Kazan, Russia. In September 9–13, Ashram (together with teammates Neta Rivkin and Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky) competed at the 2015 World Championships in Stuttgart, with Team Israel finishing 4th.[12] On October 16–18, Ashram competed at the 2015 Grand Prix Final in Brno, where she won the all-around silver medal with a total of 70.000 points. She qualified to all apparatus finals, taking silver in hoop, ball, and in the last two apparatus, due to Margarita Mamun's withdrawal in the last two events, Ashram won gold in clubs and another silver in ribbon behind Uzbekistani Anastasiya Serdyukova.[13] Ashram became the second-youngest Grand Prix Final medalist since Yanina Batyrchina. In November, Ashram won the all-around gold at the 2015 Happy Cup in Asker, Norway, ahead of Moldova's Nicoleta Dulgheru.

2016[edit]

Ashram began her season competing at the 2016 Grand Prix Moscow, finishing 16th in the all-around and qualifying for the hoop, ball, and ribbon finals.[14] On March 12–13, Ashram competed at the MTM Tournament in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where she won the all-around bronze with a total of 71.350 points,[15] in the apparatus finals; she won bronze in hoop, ribbon placed 4th in ball and 7th in clubs. At the 30th Thiais Grand Prix event in Paris, Ashram finished 8th in the all-around with a total of 71.100 points; she qualified for three apparatus finals.[16] On April 1–3, Ashram then competed at the 2016 Pesaro World Cup, where she finished 9th in the all-around and qualified for the ribbon final, placing 8th. She won the all-around silver medal at the 2016 Israeli Championships behind Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky. On May 13–15, Ashram competed at the 2016 Tashkent World Cup, where she won bronze in the all-around (71.800) edging out teammate Neta Rivkin, Ashram qualified for all four apparatus finals: winning bronze in ball (tied with Anastasiya Serdyukova), 4th in hoop and clubs, and 6th in ribbon.[17] On May 27–29, Ashram finished 7th in the all-around at the 2016 Sofia World Cup, with a total of 70.800 points; she qualified in hoop, ball and ribbon finals. On June 17–19, Ashram competed at the 2016 European Championships where she finished in 8th place with a total of 72.074 points.[18] On September 23–24, Ashram culminated her season with her competition at the 2016 Grand Prix Final in Eilat, where she finished 4th in the all-around with a total of 72.850 points behind Russian Arina Averina. She qualified for all the apparatus finals; winning a bronze in clubs, placed 4th in hoop and ball, and 5th in ribbon.

2017[edit]

Ashram competed at the 2017 Grand Prix Moscow, finishing 6th in the all-around and qualifying for all the apparatus finals; she won bronze in clubs, placed 4th in ball, and 5th in hoop and ribbon. She then competed at the 2017 Tashkent World Cup, finishing 8th in the all-around and qualified for three apparatus finals, taking bronze in hoop, and finishing 6th in ball and 5th in clubs. On May 5–7, Ashram competed at the 2017 Sofia World Cup, and took bronze in the all-around with a total of 70.300 points; she qualified for all the apparatus finals and won silver in hoop, bronze in clubs, and placed 4th in ribbon and 8th in ball. On May 19–21, Ashram together with teammate Victoria Veinberg Filanovsky represented the individual senior for Israel at the 2017 European Championships; she qualified for all the apparatus finals and won bronze medals in clubs,[19] and finished 5th in ball and 6th in ribbon. At the 2017 Maccabiah Games, she won all five gold medals (the all-around, ball, ribbon, hoop, and clubs).[20] Ashram competed at the quadrennial-held 2017 World Games in Wrocław, Poland, from July 20–30; she qualified for all the apparatus finals, winning a silver medal in clubs ahead of Arina Averina, a bronze in hoop behind Russian Dina Averina, and finished 8th in ball and 6th in ribbon. On August 11–13, Ashram competed at the 2017 Kazan World Challenge Cup, and finished 4th in the all-around behind Katsiaryna Halkina; she qualified in all the apparatus finals and won four bronze medals, in hoop, ball, clubs and ribbon. On August 30 - September 3, at the 2017 World Championships in Pesaro, Italy, she qualified in three apparatus finals,[21][22][23] finishing 6th in hoop, 4th in ball, and winning bronze in ribbon. In the all-around, Ashram made history by becoming the first Israeli rhythmic gymnast to podium in the all-around by winning bronze at the Worlds; previously Neta Rivkin was the only Israeli to win a medal, but it was in an apparatus final (a bronze medal in hoop).[24]

2018[edit]

on March 30–April 1, Ashram's season began with a competition at the 2018 Sofia World Cup finishing with a bronze medal in the all-around, in the event finals, she won her first World Cup gold with ribbon, and finishing 4th in ball, clubs and 8th with hoop. On April 13–15, Ashram won the bronze medal in the all-around at the 2018 Pesaro World Cup, she qualified to all apparatus finals; she won the gold with clubs, silver with ball, placed 5th in hoop and ribbon. On April 20–22, at the 2018 Tashkent World Cup, Ashram won silver in the all-around (73.100 points) behind Aleksandra Soldatova, she qualified in all event finals taking silver in hoop, ball, ribbon and a bronze in clubs. She was the overall 2018 World Cup Series all-around winner based on her results in Sofia, Pesaro, and Tashkent.[25] On May 4–6, Ashram won her first gold medal in all-around (72.800 points) at the 2018 Guadalajara World Cup edging out Russians Aleksandra Soldatova and Arina Averina, in the apparatus finals: she took gold in ball, earned silver with hoop and ribbon and finished 6th in clubs.

Gymnastics technique[edit]

Ashram is known for her powerful jumps and high leaps, and unlike most rhythmic gymnasts she executes back spiral variations in a reverse direction. Her signature skill is the back-bend turn on floor with help - also known as the "Ashram".

Awards and recognition[edit]

Musical scores[edit]

Year Apparatus Music title
2019 Hoop Battle of the Kings by Audiomachine
Ball Im Ele HaHaim by Keren Peles
Clubs ?
Ribbon One Night Only (Disco Version) by Dreamgirls
2018 Hoop Obsidian by Audiomachine
Ball Encore Un Soir by Celine Dion
Clubs Footloose (Glee cast version)
Ribbon The Mask of Zorro soundtrack medley
2017 Hoop Star Fusion by Really Slow Motion
Ball Hoy Tengo Ganas de Ti by Alejandro Fernández, Christina Aguilera
Clubs Don't Stop Me Now by Queen
Ribbon Suite Mignone, Holding Out for a Hero by Joop Celis, Silver Screen Superstars
2016 Hoop Henry's Death' by BT
Ball Mi Amor by Benise
Clubs Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé, I Am the Best by 2NE1
Ribbon Moon Trance by Lindsey Stirling
2015 Hoop ?
Ball Mi Amor by Benise
Clubs What a Feeling by Irene Cara
Ribbon Moon Trance by Lindsey Stirling

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics World Ranking 2019 Individual Competitions". fig-gymnastics.com. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  2. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics World Ranking 2018 Individual Competitions" (PDF). fig-gymnastics.com. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  3. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics Challenge Ranking 2018 Individual Competitions" (PDF). fig-gymnastics.com. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  4. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics". International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  5. ^ "FIG World standings for rhythmic gymnastics" (PDF). International Federation of Gymnastics. Retrieved 14 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram sets world record at World Cup, wins gold". FIG. FIG. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram sets world record at World Cup, wins gold". FIG. FIG. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  8. ^ "2014 Moscow Grand Prix results" (PDF). gymmedia. 2 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Israeli gymnasts complete impressive Euros". The Jerusalem Post. 16 June 2014.
  10. ^ "2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing - 6 European RG gymnasts qualified for the Final". European Union of Gymnastics. 2 August 2014.
  11. ^ "אולימפיאדת הנוער: לינוי אשרם סיימה חמישית בגמר חמישית בגמר". Sports Walla. 27 August 2014.
  12. ^ "2015 World Championships All-around results". Intlgymnast. 11 September 2015.
  13. ^ "2015 Grand Prix Final". Brno Grand Prix. 2015-10-20.
  14. ^ "Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix starts into Olympic Season". Gymmedia. 21 February 2016..
  15. ^ "Margarita Mamun wins MTM Tournament in Ljubljana 2016". Gymmedia. 13 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Grand Prix: 30th International Thiais 2016". Gymmedia. 27 March 2016.
  17. ^ "Yana Kudryavtseva completes fifth career World Cup sweep in Tashkent". International Federation of Gymnastics. 17 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Israel exceeds expectations at their first ever European Championships". European Union of Gymnastics. 22 June 2016.
  19. ^ Linoy Ashram. 2017 European bronze medalist with Clubs. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  20. ^ "Dorozhon wins javelin gold, secures spot in World Championships," The Jerusalem Post.
  21. ^ Linoy Ashram. 2017 Rhythmic Worlds, Pesaro (ITA) - Qualifications Ribbon. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  22. ^ Linoy Ashram. 2017 Rhythmic Worlds, Pesaro (ITA) - Qualifications Ball. Event occurs at 131 seconds. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  23. ^ Linoy Ashram. 2017 Rhythmic Worlds, Pesaro (ITA) - Qualifications Hoop. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  24. ^ "Israeli gymnast wins bronze in Worlds all-around final". The Jerusalem Post. 3 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Ashram, Italian Group win overall Rhythmic World Cup Series". International Federation of Gymnastics. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  26. ^ a b "Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram sets world record at World Cup, wins gold". Times of Israel. Times of Israel. Retrieved 1 December 2018.

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