Swimming

Ervin strikes gold at Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 9, 2016

American swimmer Anthony Ervin earned the accolade for being the first Jewish gold medal.

Aged 35, Ervin made history by becoming the oldest American male swimmer to compete in an individual race at the summer Olympic Games since 1904.

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Sela sparkles in Olympic opener - Day One review from Rio 2016

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2016

Dudi Sela produced the one ray of light on a day of disappointment for Israel at the Rio Olympics.

Eliminated in the opening round at Wimbledon last month, tennis star Sela impressive in his first-ever Olympics - he is the first tennis player to represent Israel at the Olympics since 1992.

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Toumarkin joins Nevo on podium at Euro swimming Championships

By Simon Griver, May 24, 2016

Israel's squad has returned from the European Swimming Championships in London with two silver medals.

Yakov Toumarkin finished runner-up in the 200m backstroke. He touched home in 1: 56.97 and narrowly missed out on another medal, finishing fourth in the 100m backstroke.

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Nevo secures silver at European Swimming Championships

May 19, 2016

Olympic-bound Gal Nevo claimed silver at the European Swimming Championships in London.

Nevo, who has already qualified for Rio 2016, touched home in 1:59:69 after a strong finish in the 200m individual medley final.

The 28-year-old Israel is also scheduled to compete in the 400m IM later this week.

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Grant stars at regionals

By Danny Caro, April 14, 2016

Ellie Grant won four golds and a silver at the London Regional Championships at The LAC.

Grant, who was Team GB’s most successful performer at the European Maccabi Games in Berlin last summer, won the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke as well as the 200m individual medley.

The Redbridge swimmer is looking forward to competing for GB at the World Games next year.

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Double delight for Warner at Masters Nationals in Sheffield

By Danny Caro, April 6, 2016

Adam Warner expressed delight after producing a series of strong performances at the Masters Nationals in Sheffield.

Warner won silver in the 800m and bronze in the 400m, recording his fastest times of the season in the respective races.

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Ayrton to lead Team GB in Swimming and Athletics at 2017 Maccabiah

By Danny Caro, February 10, 2016

Murray Ayrton has spoken of his delight after it was confirmed he will oversee both Team GB Track & Field and Team GB Swimming squads as dual Sports Chair at the 20th Maccabiah Games in 2017.

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Tomarkin nets home win

By Simon Griver, December 14, 2015

Home comforts paid dividends for Ya’akov Tomarkin who claimed two silver medals at the European Short Course Swimming Championships at the Wingate Institute in Netanya.

The Israeli finished runner-up in the 100m medley and 200m backstroke in one of the most high-profile sporting events to be held in the country.

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JCC Games latest news

By Danny Caro, August 11, 2015

Team Maccabi GB have made a flying start to the JCC Games in Fort Lauderdale.

Joe Kaye and Nathan Sonn secured bronze in the U14 Team event in Table Tennis.

Dylan Goldstein and Oliver Adler WIN Bronze in 15-16 Table Tennis Team Competition.

Rachel Ayrton won double bronze in the U16 Swimming competition, with Jacob Steinberg finishing third in the 200m relay.

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Ellie's our national treasure

By Danny Caro, August 7, 2015

Team Maccabi GB’s swimming squad reached new heights in Berlin, with an outstanding 39-medal haul.

Led diligently by Samantha Russo, they won a procession of silverware, with each squad member securing a podium finish.

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