Israel’s Dorozhon at risk of missing Rio Olympics

Israel’s other main medal hopeful, triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva- Minenko, begins her participation in the qualifiers on Friday.

July 8, 2016 06:21
1 minute read.
Israeli javelin thrower Margaryta Dorozhon

Israeli javelin thrower Margaryta Dorozhon. (photo credit: TIBOR JAGER)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Israeli javelin thrower Marharyta Dorozhon is in serious danger of missing out on the Rio Olympics after intentionally fouling in all three of her attempts at the European Championships in Amsterdam on Thursday as they were well short of the result she is chasing.

Dorozhon set the IAAF Qualifying Standard for Rio last year, but according to the regulations laid out by the Olympic Committee of Israel she is required to register a throw of over 60 meters in 2016 in order to secure her place in the Olympics. She has until July 18 to do so.

Dorozhon was competing in her first event of the year on Thursday after being sidelined with a groin injury and looked far from fit, grimacing with pain each time she released the javelin.

All three of her attempts didn’t even reach the 45-meter mark, although none were officially measured as she fouled intentionally.

There was further disappointment for the Israel delegation on Thursday when Donald Sanford, who claimed a bronze medal at the Europeans in Zurich in 2014, failed to reach the 400m final.

He finished in third place in Heat 3 in a time of 45.90 seconds, almost a second slower than his personal best.

Israel’s other main medal hopeful, triple jumper Hanna Knyazyeva- Minenko, begins her participation in the qualifiers on Friday.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Franz Kafka
April 19, 2019
Kafka’s archive must be handed over to Israel, Swiss court rules