Teenage Pole-vaulter Carries Israel's Hopes for Glory

Lev Skorish set an Israeli pole-vaulting record for his age. Sadly for Israel, he doesn't have an Israeli passport.

The most optimistic moment of the second and final day of the Israel Athletics Championship last week arrived in the form of Alex Averbukh’s pole-vaulting protégé. Lev Skorish, just 17, stretched his body in the air and smoothly cleared 5.02 meters.