Athletics

Grant takes gold at Youth Development meet

By Brian Sacks, September 12, 2014

George Grant gained an impressive victory at the UK Youth Development League National final, a competition matching the eight most successful clubs in the country.

Grant’s clearance of 3.95m in the pole vault was the second highest of his career so far, and the Shaftesbury Barnet athlete took victory despite being the only under-17 competitor in the field.

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Medal hat-trick for Bruck in Birmingham

By Brian Sacks, August 26, 2014

Roger Bruck won a gold and two silvers in the M75 division of the British Masters Championships in Birmingham.

Bruck won the high jump in 1.18m, the event staged indoors because of bad weather, and took silvers in the long jump and 200m, but was fourth in the 100m.

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Flying start for GB at JCC Games

August 26, 2014

Team Maccabi GB got straight down to business in Cherry Hill, New Jersey at the JCC Maccabi Games 2014 with 17 medals including four gold, nine silver and four bronze on the first day.

And the medals kept pouring in on day two with the delegation winning an incredible 46 across all sports.

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It's all gold for Benson

By Brian Sacks, August 8, 2014

Philip Benson, 21, broke the two-minute barrier for the 800m for the second time, recording 1:59.4 for victory in the Southern Athletics League at Herne Hill.

Herts Phoenix sprinter Eden Davis, 15, scored a double victory in the Youth Development League in Walthamstow. English Schools’ 100m finalist Davis took the 100m A race in 11.1 and the 200m B event in 23.1.

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Sanford on track for Euro medal

By Simon Griver, August 8, 2014

Donald Sanford is well placed to win a medal in next week’s European Athletics Championships in Zurich after running an Israeli record of 45.53 seconds in the 400 metres in Belgium.

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Meyer reflects on Commonwealth bronze

By Danny Caro, August 4, 2014

Amy Meyer believes the 2016 Rio Olympics are the next part of her journey after winning bronze in the judo competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Meyer, 22, recovered from a first-round loss to win her repechage fight against Zambia before claiming bronze against Barbados in the under-48 division.

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Injured Solomon limps out

By Danny Caro, July 29, 2014

There was heartbreak for Australian sprinter Steve Solomon in Glasgow on Tuesday night as he limped out of the 400m semi-finals with what looked like a hamstring injury.

In only his second competitive race since recovering from a similar problem, the Stanford University student made a promising start in semi-final three, but he pulled up suddenly clutching his thigh.

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Flying start for Solomon

July 28, 2014

Steve Solomon remains on course for Commonwealth Games gold after advancing to the second round of the Men's 400m in Glasgow.

The Australian national champion showed no signs of the injury which had hampered him in recent months, finishing his heat in 46:26 in his first serious competition since the national trials in April.

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Siblings pass test of time

By Brian Sacks, July 25, 2014

Sisters Maayan and Lia Radus were among the young Jewish athletes to improve their best performances in the Watford Open Graded Meeting series.

Maayan Radus, 10, recorded a 1,500m best of 5:33.88 to place third in the UK under-11 rankings, while Lia, 12, cut her respective 800m and 1,500m times to 2:31.10 and 5:10.98.

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Davis raises bar at national schools meet

By Brian Sacks, July 17, 2014

Eden Davis was one of four Jewish athletes to reach the finals of the English Schools Athletics Championships in Birmingham.

Representing Hertfordshire, Davis, 15, achieved the highest placing after battling a headwind to finish seventh in the Intermediate 100m in 11.11. His earlier two rounds had been faster, in more favourable wind conditions.

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