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Luna Chemtai Saltpeter: "I can't believe I did it after the marathon at the World Championship" | Israel today


The talented runner after the bronze medal at the World Championships in Athletics: "It was a difficult race, I tried to do my best" • At the end of only one day: Israel ranks second in the medal table in the competition

Rub your eyes and don't believe it.

At the end of the first day of the European Athletics Championships in Munich, the Israeli team is ranked second overall in the medal table, with only the host Germany ahead of them.

Those responsible for this achievement are the members of the marathon team, who won the team gold, along with the personal silver of Maru Tepri and the bronze of Geshao Ayala, and the bronze medal of Luna Chemtai-Salpeter, in the 10,000 meters, as she does so a month after she won the bronze At the World Marathon Championships.

It should be remembered that until the current championship, Israel had "only" five medals in total in all the European championships, while here already on the opening day, the athletes in blue and white have already managed to double the amount, with another long week of competitions ahead of us.

After the run, Salpeter, 33, said: "It was a tough race, but I tried to do my best and I'm happy about that.

It was the hardest to do it after the marathon at the World Championships, I can't believe I managed to do it."

Saltpeter on the right.

Israel is at the top of the medals at the European Championships, photo: AP

The Chairman of the Athletics Association Ami Baran added: "It's so exciting that I don't even have words to describe this achievement.

100 hats should be off to our runners, coaches and everyone who had a hand in the matter.

Seeing Israeli medals in Munich 50 years after the terrible massacre is chilling.

This is an unusual year for athletics and I hope we will continue to make the country happy."

Indeed, there are still long days ahead of us, as already tonight they hope to continue the momentum, when Yonatan Kapitolnik will participate in the high jump qualifiers (7:35 p.m.) and Diana Weissman in the 100m semifinals.

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Source: israelhayom

All sports articles on 2022-08-16

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