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SKAT­ING Alexei By­chenko be­came the first Is­raeli to qual­ify for the 2018 Win­ter Olympics in South Korea by fin­ish­ing 10th in the World Fig­ure Skat­ing Cham­pi­onships in Helsinki. His per­for­mance also en­ti­tles Is­rael to send a sec­ond per­son, which will prob­a­bly be World Youth Fig­ure skat­ing cham­pion Daniel Samo­hin.

FOOT­BALL Ben Sa­har scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Hapoel Beer Sheva beat clos­est ri­vals Maccabi Tel Aviv 1-0 to move six points clear at the top of Li­gat Ha’Al and take a gi­ant stride to­wards achiev­ing back-to-back league ti­tles.

ATHLETICS Steve Solomon won Aus­tralian 400m ti­tle for the fifth con­sec­u­tive year.

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