Israel’s Lenskiy and Shahaf fall short of Olympic berths

Sprinter Olga Lenskiy and high jumper Ma’ayan Shahaf will watch next month’s Rio Olympics from home after both came up short of Olympic qualification on Wednesday in the opening day of the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam.

Lenskiy was targeting a time of 23.20 seconds in the 200- meter heats, but only managed 23.90s to finish in fifth place in Heat 3.

Shahaf needed to clear 1.93m in the high jump to reach Rio, one centimeter better than the personal best she set three years ago.


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