Israeli duo miss out on Rio Olympics
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Israeli duo miss out on Rio Olympics

Olga Lenskiy and Ma’ayan Shahaf fail to qualify for next month's Games.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

Olga Lenskiy has failed to qualify for next month's Olypic Games
Olga Lenskiy has failed to qualify for next month's Olypic Games

Sprinter Olga Lenskiy and high jumper Ma’ayan Shahaf will miss out on next month’s Olympic Games after both failed to reach the Olympic qualification mark at the opening day of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.

Lenskiy needed to record a time of 23.20 seconds in the 200m heats, though finished the third heat in fifth place, in a time of 23.90.

Shahaf had to clear 1.93m in the high jump, though finished 25th out of 26 places, only recording 1.80m.

Taking part in the tournament in Amsterdam is Donald Sanford. He takes part in the 400m semi-finals, while hammer thrower Oleksandr Drygol, who in the past has represented Ukraine, was given permission by the IAAF to represent Israel.

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