Israeli track and field athletes still looking for Rio push

Olga Lenskiy completed the women’s sprint double at the Israel Athletics Championships on Thursday after winning the 200-meter final, but she came up short in her attempt to book her place at the Rio Olympics, clocking a time of 23.61 seconds at Hadar Yosef Stadium in Tel Aviv.

Lenskiy, who won the 100m final in the first day of the championships on Wednesday, needs to set a time of 23.20 seconds in order to qualify for Rio.

Her final chance to do so will be at the European Championships in Amsterdam in two weeks.


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