Athletics

Sanford called up to join Israel's Olympic squad

By Danny Caro, July 13, 2012

Donald Sanford has been added to Israel’s Olympic squad following his excellent performance at the European Championships.

The American-born sprinter had looked set to miss out on the London Games, but received a reprieve after the Israel Olympic Committee added him to the squad.

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Ben Cross: the challenges of playing Harold Abrahams in Chariots of Fire

By Simon Round, July 12, 2012

Ben Cross has around 90 hours of DVDs of all his film performances. So over the years it has irked him a little that he is still primarily known for just one — the first he ever made, Chariots of Fire.

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Golden girls ready for London stage

By Simon Griver, July 9, 2012

In part two of our focus on the 2012 Olympic Games, we look at some of the top female Israeli athletes who will be looking to raise the bar in London

* Jillian Schwartz
Sport: Pole Vaulting
Date of Birth: September 19, 1979
Born: Evanston, Illinois, US
Honours: 2009 Maccabiah Games gold for Team USA

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Sanford finishes fourth at Euro Athletics Championships

July 6, 2012

Donald Sanford finished a creditable fourth in the men’s 400m following an impressive showing at the European Championships in Helsinki.

Sanford, who received Israeli citizenship earlier this year, came home in 45.91 seconds, finishing just 0.09
seconds short of a medal position.

Olympic-bound Jillian Schwartz, another American-born Israeli, finished down the field in 11th in the final

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Brilliant Bongart wins Essex Schools title

By Brian Sacks, June 29, 2012

James Bongart, 16, a pupil of King Solomon High School, outclassed his rivals to win the Essex schools javelin title at Chelmsford.

His winning mark, a personal best of 49.52m, was over 4m clear of his rivals, and lifted him to 27th in the UK under 17 rankings.

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Peace plan ticks all the boxes

By Danny Caro, May 31, 2012

It was heartening to read the ICC’s glowing report on the cricket4peace project in Israel. Philip Hudson, the ICC Regional Performance Officer for Europe, and Roland Lefebvre, the High Performance Manager for the KNCB, praised the efforts of the Israel Cricket Association for the award-winning scheme that allows Israeli and Palestinian children to play cricket without fear or prejudice.

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Silver lining for Barnett

By Brian Sacks, May 24, 2012

Anna Barnett, 13, of Blackheath and Bromley AC, placed second in the hammer throw and third in the discus, with distances of 23.98m and 17.58m respectively, at the under-15 Kent County Championships.

Shaftesbury Barnet Harrier Jessica Hurley, 12, recorded a personal best of 2:33.31 in placing second in the 800m at the under-13 Hertfordshire County Championships.

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Track stars impress

By Brian Sacks, May 17, 2012

Jennifer Simmons, 21, and Ellie Edwards, 15, braved rainy and blustery conditions to secure clear victories at the Greater Manchester Championships in Warrington.

Edwards, representing Trafford AC, drove off hard in the under-17 300m final, maintaining an early lead to finish in a personal best of 42.4 seconds.

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Simmons sparkles at Olympic Park

By Brian Sacks, May 14, 2012

Jennifer Simmons of Sale Harriers set a personal best of 57.11 in the semi-finals of the 400 metres at the British Universities Championships at Olympic Park.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, opened his track season with a victory and a 1,500m PB of 4:18.0 at the under-17 Young Athletes League match at Perivale.

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Athletics in brief: March 27

By Brian Sacks, March 27, 2012

David Peters, 40, has won his first national title as a veteran, the British Masters Indoor 1500m at Lee Valley. Herne Hill Harrier runner Peters secured victory by a clear margin in 4:08.64.

Sam Shindler-Glass, 15, placed 20th at the English Schools under-17 Cross Country Championships in Ilton, Somerset

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