The 76th Israeli Athletics Championships at Hadar Yosef Stadium in Tel Aviv
ended on Thursday night without any new Israeli record and without any new
athlete qualifying for the London Olympics or European
Ma’ayan Furman won the women’s high jump competition, but
she came no where near the 1.95-meters she requires to reach London, clearing
1.77m, 15 centimeters below her personal best.
Olga Lenskiy, 19,
completed a sprint double by winning the 200m final in 24.07 seconds, a day
after claiming a gold medal in the 100m.
However, her result wasn’t good
enough to book a place at the European Championships, which begin in Helsinki on
Yochai Halevi, who will be one of 10 Israelis in Helsinki, won
the long jump final on Thursday (7.47m) after also triumphing in the triple
jump, while Dmitriy Glushchenko claimed the men’s sprint double with a gold in
the 200m (21.44s).