Athletics

Peters: Life begins at 40

By Brian Sacks, September 1, 2011

David Peters demonstrated that life begins at 40 by jumping to seventh in the UK M40 rankings for 800m.

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Bronze for Goodman

By Brian Sacks, August 11, 2011

Richard Goodman narrowly missed repeating his greatest victory of last year, as he finished third at the Under 20 3,000m at the Diamond League in Crystal Palace.

Leading throughout most of the last 1,500m, Goodman was overtaken in the last 200m by Jonathan Hay and Zak Seddon, respectively the country's top young middle-distance runner and steeplechaser.

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Confident Goodman on the up

By Brian Sacks, August 4, 2011

Richard Goodman, 18, trimmed his 1,500m PB to 3:45.66 in the qualifying round at the Aviva Senior World Trials in Birmingham.

His performance demonstrated his renewed confidence and raised him to fourth in the UK Under 20 rankings for the distance.

Goodman said: "Although, as the fastest non-qualifier, I just missed out on the final, I wasn't disappointed at all in my performance.

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Look out! Our best is yet to come

By Danny Caro, July 28, 2011

Not so long ago, if someone had asked for my thoughts on the future of Jewish sport, I'd probably have looked to the heavens and said a little prayer.

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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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