Athletics

Goodman's double joy

By Brian Sacks, July 28, 2011

Richard Goodman scored a double victory in the National Junior League in Bromley. He won the 800m in 1:57.54 and the 1,500m in 4:01.50, both by convincing margins.

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Olympics incentive

By Simon Griver, July 28, 2011

The Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) has doubled the prize money for medal winners at next year's London Olympics.

OCI chairman Zvi Varshaviak announced that any Israeli gold medallists will be awarded NIS 1 million, compared with NIS 480,000 for the Beijing Games in 2006.

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Edwards eyes future glory

July 7, 2011

Trafford athlete Ellie Edwards, 14, trimmed 0.3 seconds from her personal best in the semi-finals of the English Schools Under 15 200 m Championships at Gateshead. Her time of 25.82 raised her to 17th in the UK age-group rankings. Tantalisingly she missed qualifying for the finals by a mere 0.02 seconds.

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Top talent back Sacks Award

By Brian Sacks, July 7, 2011

The JC is renewing its search for the community's young athletic talent, as the JC Daniel Sacks Award for Outstanding Athletic Achievement enters its second year.

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Gold for Newman

June 23, 2011

Josh Newman took gold at the London Youth Games.

Representing Redbridge, Newman, 12, exacted revenge on two rivals, aged 17, who beat him last year, forcing them to settle for silver and bronze.

Leading after the set routine, Newman pulled away after the voluntary routine, winning by a healthy margin.

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Gold again for pace ace Edwards

By Brian Sacks, June 17, 2011

Ellie Edwards, 14, achieved the English Schools qualifying standard in winning the junior girls 200 metres title in the Greater Manchester School Championships at Stretford, recording 26.20. She will now represent Greater Manchester in the English Schools Championships in July.

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Edwards on song

By Brian Sacks, May 19, 2011

Ellie Edwards, 14, cut her 200 metres best to 26.25 in the Trafford AC Young Athletes meeting.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 14, recorded personal bests of 57.1 for 400 metres and 2:11.0 for 800 metres when representing Ealing, Southall and Middlesex AC in the Young Athletes League .

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Edwards closes in on finals

By Danny Caro, April 14, 2011

Ellie Edwards moved a step closer towards qualification for the National Schools finals with an excellent performance in her first competition of the season.

Edwards, 14, won two medals at the Northern Open Young Athletes League match. She won the 100 metres in 13.15 seconds. Only one runner finished quicker in the other four heats meaning that Edwards took silver.

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Fourth for Frenkel

March 10, 2011

Israeli high jumper Danielle Frenkel, 23, achieved her best international performance so far after finishing fourth at the European Indoor Championships in Paris.

Frenkel scaled all heights up to 1.92m at her first attempt, but failed narrowly at the next height of 1.96m.

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Goodman stumped

By Brian Sacks, February 24, 2011

A course best described as a quagmire, and a 40-minute start delay, may have cost Richard Goodman victory in the Under 20 National Cross country Championship at Alton Towers.

Locked in a duel with 19-year-old Johnny Hay throughout the 8km race, Goodman, 17, gave way over the last two kilometres to finish second, 100m behind Hay.

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