Athletics

Hannah's final hope

By Brian Sacks, August 19, 2013

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko became the first-ever Israeli woman to reach a final in the IAAF World Athletics Championships when she qualified for the women’s triple jump final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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GB athletes sparkle at Maccabiah

By Brian Sacks, August 1, 2013

TEAM GB’s young athletes achieved a medal haul of two golds, two silvers and a bronze in individual track and field events, as well as securing two relay bronze medals.

Sam Shindler-Glass struck gold in the junior 800m on his 17th birthday, 45 minutes after placing fifth in the 3000m and a day after taking silver in the 1,500m.

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Stone shows his true colours

By Brian Sacks, July 12, 2013

David Stone, 11, achieved a commanding victory in his first ever track race, the under-13 1,500m at the Eastern Young Athletics League in Stevenage.

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Silverware for Barnett

By Brian Sacks, June 20, 2013

Several young Jewish athletes achieved success in the recent Schools and County Championships.

The highlight saw Anna Barnett of Blackheath and Bromley Harriers secure the under-15 Kent Schools discus title in Ashford. Her winning throw of 28.22m was just 6cm short of her personal best.

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Edwards ready for Maccabiah test

By Danny Caro, June 14, 2013

Ellie Edwards hopes to show real star qualities when she takes to the world stage at the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel next month.

The Trafford Athletics Club runner is on the road to recovery following a series of injuries over the past 18 months and caught the eye at the recent Greater Manchester Schools Championship.

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Athletics round-up: June 7

By Brian Sacks, June 6, 2013

David Peters, 41, opened his outdoor season in impressive style, recording 1:59.72 for 800m in New York to move to fourth in the UK V40 rankings.

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Brilliant Bongart impresses once more

By Danny Caro, June 3, 2013

James Bongart won the under-20 javelin competition at the Essex County Championships.

Competing in the age group for the first time, Bongart stormed the field with a personal best throw of 51.18m.

Bongart’s performance comes ahead of his first Maccabiah Games, where he will represent Team GB, and lifts him to 20th in the UK.

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Barnett climbs rankings

By Brian Sacks, May 10, 2013

Anna Barnett, 14, rose to ninth in the UK under-15 discus rankings with a winning throw of 28.28m at the UK Youth Development League at Bromley.

Jessica Hurley, 13, achieved an 800m personal best of 2:27.6 in placing third in the UK Youth Development League at Basildon.

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Grant soars to Southern Premier success

By Brian Sacks, May 3, 2013

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier George Grant, 14, achieved an emphatic pole vault victory in the Southern Premier Division in Basildon, recording an outdoor personal best of 3.20m.

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GB Maccabiah Track & Field squad unveiled

April 19, 2013

Maccabi GB has named its Track & Field squads for this summer’s 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel.

The Open and Junior Squads are made up of 10 athletes, competing in events ranging from Javelin and High Jump to 100m sprint and the 3,000m race.

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