Elite Israeli high-jumper laments: Olympic athletes here struggle to survive
Four-time national high jump champion Niki Palli lives off a paltry NIS 1,500 per month,
Watching Niki Palli prepare for a tournament in Haifa last week, it seemed that nothing can penetrate his tranquility. Israel’s top high jumper sat in the corner of the stadium listening to a style of music he refers to as “Hard Style,” a fusion of electronic, trance and house that leaked from his earphones.
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