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Golden moments: South Africa’s many Maccabi wins

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OPEN TRACK AND FIELD: Adam Lipschitz defended his 10km run in Jerusalem in a time of 31:37 (winning gold).

MASTERS GOLF: Moshe Duek won gold in the Individual Nett Competition played over 54 holes.

OPEN SWIMMING (WOMEN): Hannah Robertson won an individual tally of six medals (three gold, one silver, and two bronze). She won three gold medals in the 100m freestyle, 400m freestyle, and in the open water 1.5km swim.

JUNIOR SWIMMING: Rachel Smith won gold in the 1.5km open water swim.

MASTERS SWIMMING: In the 50m butterfly, 50m freestyle, and 100m freestyle, Dave Letschert won three gold medals. Maccabi SA chairperson Cliff Garrun won a gold medal for the 100m freestyle.

OPEN TENNIS: Josh Luck won the doubles to clinch a gold medal.

MASTERS TENNIS (35+): Jacqui Boyd won two gold medals in the singles and mixed doubles.

SILVER

OPEN RUGBY 7s: After losing to Israel 12-5, South Africa got a silver medal. USA won bronze.

OPEN CRICKET: In the final, South Africa took home a silver medal by losing to a much-improved Great Britain by 27 runs. GB broke South Africa’s hold on the cricket tournament by denying them a gold medal for the fourth consecutive time.

OPEN SWIMMING (WOMEN): Hannah Robertson won a silver medal in the 200m freestyle. SA won a silver in the 4x50m medley relay.

OPEN SWIMMING (MEN AND WOMEN): South Africa got a silver medal for the mixed medley relay.

OPEN SWIMMING (MEN): Shane Feinberg won a silver medal in the 1.5km open water swim.

JUNIOR SWIMMING (BOYS): The South Africa team won a silver medal in the 4x50m freestyle relay. Dylan Bloch won a silver medal for the 3km open water swim.

MASTERS SWIMMING: Dave Letschert won a silver medal for 50m backstroke. Cliff Garrun won silvers in the 50m freestyle and 200m freestyle.

OPEN KARATE: In Kumite, Noah Maisel won a silver medal.

JUNIOR TENNIS (GIRLS): Mikayla Plitt and Rebecca Widan won silver in doubles.

BRONZE

OPEN SWIMMING (MENS): Four bronzes were won by South Africa for the 4x50m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle, 4x50m medley, and 4x100m medley. Mikey Hendler won a bronze in the 1.5km open water swim.

OPEN SWIMMING (WOMEN): Hannah Robertson won two bronze medals in the 200m individual medley and in the 800m freestyle.

OPEN SWIMMING (WOMEN): South Africa won 4x100m freestyle and 4x100m medley.

OPEN SWIMMING (MEN AND WOMEN’S): The relay team won three bronze medals in the mixed relay, 4x100m freestyle mixed, and 4x50m mixed relay.

JUNIOR SWIMMING (BOYS): Won two bronze medals for the 4x100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley. In the 3km open water swim, Zack Waters won a bronze.

JUNIOR SWIMMING (BOYS AND GIRLS): Won bronze for the 4x100m mixed medley.

OPEN KARATE: In Kumite, Greg Cohen got a bronze medal. In the team event, Maisel and Cohen won bronze.

OPEN TENNIS (MENS): In the singles, Josh Luck won bronze.

JUNIOR TENNIS (GIRLS): In the doubles, Mikayla Plitt and Rebecca Widan won bronze.

JUNIOR TABLE TENNIS (GIRLS): In the doubles, Keira Sorour won a bronze medal.

JUNIOR NETBALL (U/18): Team Maccabi SA won a bronze medal after defeating Israel 57-36.

JUNIOR NETBALL (U/16): In the inaugural tournament, South Africa beat Israel 56-16 for bronze.

Photo credit: Mark Patterson 

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