Well, we are almost at the halfway point in the Games and I have to share with you that my favorite thing to do is to travel from venue to venue and watch the competition. Our athletes are wonderful sportsmen and women and it is great to see them compete. There have been many victories so far for the USA including the Rugby Sevens, Juniors Golf, Karate, Swimming, Wrestling, Fencing and Masters Golf.
One of the biggest thrills I have had so far is watching our powerful USA Swimming Team in action and seeing Garrett Weber-Gale receive his medal.
There is still much more competition to come and I look forward to meeting as many athletes as possible, on the courts, in the pool and on the fields.
Enjoy the competition, cherish your new friendships and take advantage of all the things Israel has to offer.
USA Team Manager
@MarikaLorraine- In the first ever equestrian competition in @Maccabiah2013 - @MaccabiUSA wins silver in team jumping! pic.twitter.com/d2HQsk31oR
@LeviMargolin- Spotted members of the @MaccabiUSA basketball team hanging out in #Jerusalem. Those folks are quite tall! #Maccabiah pic.twitter.com/NhcaasknI6
@ASuherThing- @MaccabiUSA Open Track&Field/Half Marathon brings home 2 indiv Gold in 10k + W's Team Gold in Half-Marathon, plus indiv. Silver and Bronze!
@USRowing-Congratulations! Great news RT @donny First Gold of the regatta,US Men's 4- @usrowing @MaccabiUSA @Maccabiah2013 pic.twitter.com/VnqJnsVFgF
@DrMrsZ- Maccabiah Women's Softball - Team USA moves to 4-0 in pool play! #TeamChemistry @MaccabiUSA @jz328 @BeloitBucs pic.twitter.com/T8SxidULhs
Competition Results and Highlights
To view results for all completions, please visit the Maccabiah Website
USA Women's Swim Team broke a Maccabiah Record on 7/23 in the 4x200m with a time of 8:23:29.
Make sure to read about Masters Swimmer Jane Katz by clicking this link.
19th Maccabiah Photos
About Maccabi USA
Maccabi USA is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the world Maccabiah Games, The Pan American Maccabi Games, and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the USA, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings and supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport. Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride through Sports.