Olga Lenskiy completed the women’s sprint double at the Israeli Athletics
Championships at Hadar Yosef in Tel Aviv on Thursday, winning the 200-meter
final in a time of 24.01 seconds.
The 20-year-old easily won the 100m
final on Wednesday despite failing to break Esther Roth-Shachamarov’s
41-year-old record and had no competition once more on
Nevertheless, Lenskiy was far from pleased with her performance
and is aiming for a significant improvement when she takes part in the European
Athletics U23 Championships in Tampere, Finland, next week.
feel well before the race and ran only for the win,” said Lenskiy. “I’m
disappointed with the result and I hope to make up for it next
Amit Cohen, who will also run in Finland next week, won his first
men’s 200m title on Thursday, clocking a time of 21.36s.
Lev Skorish, who
is trained by Israel’s former European champion Alex Averbukh, set a new
personal best of 5.02m to win his first pole vault title at the age of 19.