Israel: silver medal within the half marathon and struggle flame on the European Athletics Championships in Rome | Sports | EUROtoday

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The Olympic trembles with the patriotic exaltation of the azzurri, which the Europeans have changed into a form of nationwide championship, since there isn’t a take a look at in which there’s not a tricolor flag on the rostrum. Saturday night time ended with Jacobs-Ali, one-two within the 100m, fifth gold in two days for the locals, and Sunday morning wakened early with Crippa-Riva, one-two within the half marathon that started with stumbles and the twins loaded on the unequals sanpietrini neighbors to the Colosseum and the Arch of Constantine sanctified for resistance by the naked ft of Abebe Bikila within the Rome Games of 60. Italy clearly received by group within the males's occasion and Spain was fourth —Jorge González Rivera, the Merida Express, was the most effective of the six Spaniards, eleventh, 1h 1m 55s, private finest—, additionally behind Germany, third, and Israel, second, which displayed its flag and its patriotic and struggle proclamations via its athletes, born in Ethiopia and youth emigrants to Israel with their households.

The Spanish girls – a extra compact group, Laura Luengo, Esther Navarrete and Fatima Ouhaddou, twelfth, thirteenth, 14th – achieved the bronze medal by a single second forward of France, after Great Britain and Germany, in an occasion received individually by the Norwegian Karoline Grovdal, already a silver medalist within the 5,000m from Marta García's bronze.

Roma is Bikila and he’s Gianmarco Tamberi, the Olympic champion for whom the stadium vibrates greater than anybody when he enters the monitor for the peak qualification, and his blended zone is a bubble, a parallel world, a fictitious actuality by which penetrates the air of the actual world when the Israeli marathon runners—Teferi, Ayale, Amare, Alame, Belachew, the 5 within the high 20—recount their tragic actuality by which neither the sensation of guilt nor a thought for the 270 useless Palestinians enters. within the launch on Saturday of 4 hostages nor compassion for the genocide of the Palestinian folks for which the International Criminal Court requests the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a grievance to which varied international locations, together with the Spanish Government, have joined.

“The happy announcement on Saturday of the release of the four hostages gave us more motivation and strength to show our fighting spirit,” says in Yiddish, and wrapped within the blue and white flag, Ayale, who assumes the duties of spokesperson for the group, to via an English interpreter. “This medal gives us the opportunity to show the world everything that is happening in our country. And even though Hamas and other organizations want to kill the Jewish people and destroy Israel, we are here and we are strong. Of course, we pray that all our hostages are released and return to their homes and families, and we also pray for peace in our country and in the world. And we dedicate this medal to our soldiers, IDF soldiers [el ejército israelí]and, of course, to all the hostages who were freed and who with the help of God will be freed.”

Gelachew, extra infected as a result of, he says, a buddy of his who was within the OKETZ (particular forces) died within the Hamas assaults on October 7, takes up his witness and continues, infected, with the insult. “Every day we train hard. Of course, sometimes we have no motivation because our brothers are fighting there, our friends are fighting there, some of us are dead, some of us are injured, some of us are suffering from trauma,” he says. “When we have bad times, we have to continue training, continue representing Israel, representing the IDF, representing our culture, our people. “We are very happy to fight for this victory.”

War and its miseries invade the stadium, a fictitious battlefield, by which, sadly, one of many events, probably the most highly effective, has no rival, as a result of, sportingly, Palestine doesn’t appear to exist both.

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