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October 17, 2011

Jewish gymnasts win medals at world championships

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Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. competes on the floor during the women's apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo on Oct. 16. Photo by REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. competes on the floor during the women's apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo on Oct. 16. Photo by REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

American Alexandra Raisman won a bronze medal in floor exercise for a routine choreographed to “Hava Nagila” at the 2011 World Gymnastics Championships in Tokyo.

Raisman, 17, of suburban Boston also was the captain of the U.S. gold medal-winning squad in the absence of Alicia Sacramone, who was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Another Jewish gymnast also picked up a medal: Israeli Alexander Shatilov, 24, tied for a bronze in the men’s floor exercise final. The Uzbekistan native with his high finish qualified to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The Israeli men’s team did not qualify for the Games.

The World Gymnastics Championships ended Oct. 16.

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