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How the Israelis fared at the Olympics on Saturday; 13,000 Haifa fans show up for Atar's debut as Maccabi's new coach

13,000 Haifa fans show up for Atar's debut as Maccabi's new coach

It was only a Toto Cup preseason game, but 13,000 Maccabi Haifa fans showed up for last night's derby against Hapoel. The reason: it was local legend Reuven Atar's first home game as Maccabi's new coach. Unfortunately, not much soccer followed the standing ovation and, despite being the better team by far, the game ended scoreless. Tonight, Hapoel will play Maccabi in the Tel Aviv derby.

How the Israelis fared on Saturday

Jillian Schwartz
‏(Athletics, women’s pole vault‏)
Cleared 4.40m but not 4.50m; failed to advance to finals.
Donald Sanford ‏
(Athletics, men’s 400m)
Finished 5th in third heat in 45.71 seconds; failed to advance to semifinals
Lee Korzits
(Sailing, Women’s RS:X‏)
Finished 2nd in the seventh race and won the eighth race. Overall 2nd place.
Shahar Zubari
‏(Sailing, Men’s RS:X‏)
Finished 35th in the seventh race and 34th in eighth race. Overall 20th place.
Gidi Kliger/Eran Sela
(Sailing, Men’s 470‏)
Finished 17th in the third race and 11th in fourth race on Friday. Overall 14th place.
Vered Bouskila/Gil Cohen
(Sailing, Women’s 470‏)
Finished 3rd in the first race and disqualified from the second race on Friday. Finished 10th in the fifth race and 19th in the sixth race yesterday. Overall 15th place.
Nufar Edelman
(Sailing, Laser radial‏)
Finished 34th in the seventh race and 28th in eighth race on Friday. Finished 18th in the ninth race and 26th in the 10th race. Finished 30th place overall.
Sergey Richter
(Shooting, 50m rifle prone‏)
Finished 44th out of 50 after scoring 587 out of 600 possible points.