Team GB on top of the world at Maccabiah Games

By Simon Fidler, July 25, 2013

It has been a spectacular day for Great Britain’s Maccabiah team.

This morning, Chloe Jacobs, Hollie Fisher, Rachel Ayrton and Elisha Kramer won bronze in the girls' 4x100m individual medley.

Celebrations increased as Ellie Edwards won a bronze in the girls' 200m sprint and Sam Shindler-Glass delivered a silver medal in the boys' 1500m race.


Eight medals and climbing for Team GB

By Simon Griver, July 25, 2013

Team GB have made a strong start in an enthralling 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel with an eight medal haul.

With Israel and the US, the two biggest teams, battling out for top place in the medal table, British participants have also been frequently seen on the podium with medals won in fencing, badminton, rowing and swimming in the early days of competition.


GB humbled by India

July 22, 2013

Team failed to build on their opening day win over Sputh Africa after suffering a disappointing seven-wicket defeat against India at Hadar Yosef.

With Benjamin Lederman - the hero of match one out injured, Saul Weitzman and Joe Williams came in, with Yoav Lebens sitting it out in the only other change.


GB Open cricket stun South Africa

July 22, 2013

Team GB Open Cricket made a sensational start to the 19th Maccabiah Games in Israel with a 43-run win over defending champions South Africa in Lod, thanks in large to brilliant performances from Marc Reingold and young bowler Benjamin Lederman.


Peled: Maccabiah not far off Olympics

By Simon Griver, July 12, 2013

The largest-ever Maccabiah Games will officially start next Thursday at a gala opening ceremony in front of 32,000 spectators at Jerusalem’s newly enlarged Teddy Stadium.

More than 9,000 participants will compete in 46 sports, in Junior Open, Masters and Paralympic categories.


Team GB ready for lift-off

By Danny Caro, July 11, 2013

David Kyte leads his Team GB stars to Israel this week declaring “win medals at the Maccabiah and change your lives forever."

The GB Head of Delegation says there is an overriding feeling of excitement throughout the 443-strong squad, the majority of whom will fly to Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday.


GB Masters complete Maccabiah preparations

July 11, 2013

Maccabi GB's Maccabiah Masters over-35's completed their training for the 19th Maccabiah Games with a three-day camp in Spain, based at the outstanding Marbella Football Centre in Spain.


Cubans filter in for Maccabiah

By Simon Griver, July 5, 2013

The first overseas athletes have started to arrive in Israel ahead of the Maccabiah Games.

Siblings Rafael and Roxana Gonzales flew into Ben Gurion airport yesterday. The archers are from Cuba who are competing at the Games for the first time. The delegation will also participate in table tennis, softball, karate and futsal.


Five-star GB tear Cheshunt apart

By Danny Caro, July 5, 2013

Team GB warmed up for the Open Football competition at the 19th Maccabiah Games with a 5-2 victory over Cheshunt FC in a friendly.

David Pollock’s troops came from a goal down to run out worthy winners. A Jordan Marks strike was sandwiched in between two Cheshunt goals, but GB then stepped up a gear, with Adam Bolle making it 2-2 after good work from James Gershfield.


We’re on the top table, says Katz

July 5, 2013

While Team GB has high hopes for Table Tennis at the 19th Maccabiah Games, the event will do well to surpass the 2009 event for Dov Katz.

The joint-manager was going for gold in Israel four years ago, but returned home with much more.
He met his wife, Perry, and they now have a 15-month-old son, James. "These Games will be an emotional one for me," said Katz.