Israeli Linoy Ashram Wins Olympic Gold, But Russians CRY foul

Linoy Ashram became the first Israeli woman to win an Olympic gold medal thanks to her near-perfect performance in the women's individual rhythmic gymnastics final Saturday. While Ashram smiled through happy tears as Hatikvah, Israel's national anthem, played during her time at the top of the podium, the Russians—especially silver-medalist Dina Averina—visibly sulked and cried foul.

Averina and her twin sister were the favorites for the event heading into the games. However, Ashram managed to edge out both Russians, despite dropping her ribbon once during her r