Israeli athletes mark a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts win multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku.
The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, Israeli Olympic gymnast won bronze for the Solo Hoops event.
Today’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze from June 16 for Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for Women’s Freestyle Wrestling form 15 June.
The 2015 European Games in Baku are a first edition of continental games contested by athletes from European nations, and are governed by the European Olympic Committees.
“I thanked the girls for all that they did and told them that no matter what, we have the great privilege of representing the State of Israel,” said national team coach Irina Vigdorchik, according to the Jerusalem Post.
“The girls have been blessed by God. I was pleased with their performance because I knew they were tired. However, they continue to prove their worth time and again.”
“I’m really happy that I managed to end the competition with a medal,” said Neta Rivkin, who claimed bronze. “This is something I will always remember from my career.”
As of 2015 every inhabited continent will have a continental games in the Olympic tradition.