Israelis fall short in finals at Beijing

The athletics world championships will come to a close on Sunday, but Israel’s representatives in the event already ended their participation on Friday after Marharyta Dorozhon and Dmitry Kroyter both failed to reach their respective finals in Beijing.

Dorozhon, who became an Israeli citizen last year when she married former 800m runner and current track coach Alex Bugoslavsky, was expected to reach the women’s javelin final, but she came nowhere near her personal best and could only manage a 16th-place finish in Friday’s qualifiers, recording 61.04 meters with her best attempt.

Dorozhon had set a new personal best and national record of 64.56m to win the javelin competition at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Oslo in June and a result of 62.22m would have been good enough to reach the final in Beijing.


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