Table tennis juniors win first GB gold
Team GB's Junior table tennis took the first gold at the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna.
The squad - comprising Zak Zilesnick, Jack Josephs, Ben Raine and Zac Mandel - swept the board, winning their semi-finals and final by 3-0 margins.
Zilesnick got the ball rolling in the semi-final against Austria on Wednesday, beating his opponent, Klein 11-5, 12-10, 11-6.
Josephs won his match in straight sets before Mandel and Raine won a five-set thriller in the doubles.
GB clinched first place with an emphatic victory over Germany.
Dov Katz, Overall team manager and co-chair of Maccabi international table tennis, said: "I'm extremely proud. For three of the four boys, it's their first Maccabi experience. Overall, they completely dominated both matches which is a result of many years of dedication."
Table Tennis Results
Semi-final vs Austria
Game 1 - Zilesnick bt Klein 11-5, 12-10, 11-6
Game 2 - Josephs bt Temer 11-3, 11-4, 11-2
Game 3 - Doubles: Mandel and Raine bt Klein and Temer 11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7
Final vs Germany
Game 1 - Zilesnick bt Jacokkowitz 12-10, 11-6, 10-5
Game 2 - Josephs bt Maletkii 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10
Game 3 - Doubles: Zilesnick and Mandel bt Jacokkowitz and Grinsbury 11-7, 12-10, 11-7