Athletics

Edwards wins top Maccabiah award

By Danny Caro, November 22, 2013

It was a golden summer for track queen Ellie Edwards, and she has managed to maintain her winning formula by scooping the prestigious MVP Award at the 19th Maccabiah Games.

It was the perfect birthday present for Ellie, who turned 17 earlier this week, as she fought off the challenge of thousands of elite Jewish athletes from across the globe to the title of Most Valuable Participant.

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Goodman is back in the game

By Brian Sacks, October 25, 2013

Richard Goodman says it "feels great to be injury-free and competing" again after making a triumphant return to competition in his first race since 2011.

Competing for Shaftesbury Barnet in the first fixture of this season’s Metropolitan Cross Country League in Woodford, Goodman recorded 24:25 for the 8,000m course, 35 seconds clear of runner-up Nick Torry.

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Super Stone impresses again

By Danny Caro, October 17, 2013

David Stone won gold at the National Road Relay Championships. Running for Shaftesbury Harriers under-13’s,

Stone, who is 11 and studies at JFS, excelled on his national debut at the in the English Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Birmingham.

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Furman has been in a league of his own. Now for the big award ...

By Danny Caro, October 4, 2013

Anglo-Jewry’s finest sporting talent will be showcased at Maccabi GB’s biannual Sports Awards next month and I’d like to take this opportunity to pinpoint my favourites for the various accolades.

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Peters sets the pulses racing on Fifth Avenue

By Brian Sacks, September 25, 2013

David Peters, 42, overcame recent disruptions of travel and injury to complete the New York Fifth Avenue Mile in 4:19.9.

Running the elite race, his performance was more than 10 seconds faster than the winner of the “non-elite” 40-49 age category.

JFS pupil David Stone, 11, continued his outstanding run of form by

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Wonder kids in a league of their own

By Brian Sacks, September 12, 2013

Shaftesbury Barnet under-13 athletes David Stone and Lia Radus were in sparkling form at the Eastern Young Athletes League final in Stevenage.

Stone romped to victory in the 1,500m in a time of 4:51.3, while Radus, 11, was equally impressive, winning the girls 1,500m in 5:11.0.

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Cohen sparkles at JCC Games

By Brian Sacks, August 22, 2013

Harrow athlete Jamie Cohen, 14, returned from the JCC Maccabi Games in Orange County, California with a medal haul of six golds, three silvers and a bronze.

His gold medal events were the Boys 13-14 400m, 800m, 1,600m, high jump, and two relays. He struck silver in the 100m, 200m and 110m hurdles, and bronze in the pentathlon.

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Israelis struggle at World Championships

August 21, 2013

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko fell short of her personal best in finishing sixth in the Women’s triple jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.

Representing Israel in a major competition for the first time, Knyazyeva-Minenko, 23, cleared just 14.33m, but fell well short of her PB (14.71m) and season best (14.58m).

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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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