We support our talented and committed athletes. They fight hard to achieve their personal goals as champions, and representing the values of our Jewish community. Their dedication speaks for itself.

Check the medals they have won during Maccabiah and European Maccabi Games.


Pan-American Maccabi Games, Mexico, 2019

The Maccabi Pan American Games were held prior to the 2019 Maccabi Europe Games, where the Hungarian team of Maccabi VAC participated as a European country as well as Maccabi GB.


It is important to note that this is the first time that a Hungarian delegation participated in the Maccabi PAN AM Games. The delegation consisted of the Maccabi VAC water polo team, two triathlon riders and a golf player.


The Hungarian water polo team won a gold medal. Triathlon competitor Péter Hajdú won two silver and one bronze medal at the event. The Hungarian team of Maccabi VAC finished 13th in the ranking of the event of the top European countries!

20. Maccabiah, 2017:

Maccabi VAC Hungary has never participated in such a big delegation in the Maccabiah as the 2017 Maccabi Games. 120 people including 100 athletes joined the team to experience the spirit of the 20th Maccabiah, where 10 000 athletes from 80 countries competed in 40 different sports. Ádám Jusztin, the president of Maccabi VAC Hungary made an important statement: The Hungarian Team already won more medals on the first week of the Games than at the entire Maccabiah in 2013.

Outstanding Hungarian results:

Anita Schrödl, junior sabre: silver

Regina Binet, female foil: bronze
Róbert Gátai, male foil: silver
Martin Singer, male sabre: bronze

The male foil and sabre team won bronze too!

The Hungarian taekwondo team became the most successful foreign team at the Maccabiah!
Dániel Murinai, 87 kg: gold
Ádám Gulyás, 87 kg: silver
Norbert Rizmayer, 58 kg: bronze

Dániel Békési, 4×200-as freestyle: bronze

János Becsey two-time Paralympian, four-time Paralympian world champion won bronze in 50m butterfly and 50m breaststroke.

Female waterpolo team: silver

Male waterpolo team: silver

Zsuzsi Kunos, karate kumite female: gold

Laura Sterck, karate open: gold

Bálint Kroinstein, karate: silver

Elvira Kádár and S. Ernlib (ISR) female table tennis, doubles: bronze

Szilvia Bakó table tennis junior individual: silver

Fanni Perjés, 800 m track and field: bronze

András Lőwy, 10 km road race: bronze

Zsófi Boros, triathlon: silver

Bridge team: silver

Congratulations to all the athletes on the amazing results and outstanding sport performance!




Maccabiah, 2013:

74 athletes represented Hungary. Total medals: 4 gold, 5 silver and 11 bronze


Individual: 2 gold

Wrestling: 1 gold


Individual: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

Fencing: 1 silver, 1 bronze

Paralympic swimming– 1 silver, 1 bronze

Athletics: 1 silver

Triathlon: 1 silver

Taekwondo: 3 bronze

Waterpolo men: 1 bronze

Waterpolo female: 1 bronze

Swimming: 1 bronze

Horse riding: 2 bronze

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:



Futsal junior



18. Maccabiah, 2009:

30 athletes represented Hungary. Total medals: 3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze.


Péter Kőhalmi: silver

Female gymnastics:

Orsolya Nagy, jumping: silver, uneven bars: bronze


Junior female: Hanna Keresztúri: gold

Sword play:

Laura Kovács: gold

Female team: (Laura Kovács, Zsófia Luczáti, Petra Pálffy): gold

Rapid chess:

Judit Polgár: bronze


Doubles: silver


Female individual: 1 silver, 1 bronze

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:

Half marathon

Football a-side


17. Maccabiah, 2005:

22 athletes represented Hungary.


Zoltán Orbán: gold

Ádám S. Kovács: gold

Márton Vajda: silver

Péter Hidvégi: bronze

team: silver

Female gymnastics:

Total medals: individual 2 bronze and team 1 bronze.

Ildikó Farkas, adult jumping: silver

junior team: bronze


16. Maccabiah, 2001:

29 athletes represented Hungary.  

Female gymnastics:

Réka Vígh, talaj: silver

Beáta Murai, beam: silver

Junior female gymnastics:

Írisz Pap, jumping: bronze

Georgina Farkas, beam: silver

Szilvia Kiss, talaj: bronze

team: bronze

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:

Basketball, men: 6. place

Football a-side


15. Maccabiah. 1997:

Swimming: István Kővári: 8 gold, 1 silver

Individual sword play: Róbert Mwasaru:  gold

Team sword play: Róbert Mwasaru, Gábor Radó, Tamás Doffek: bronze


Kata team: László Zallel, Zoltán Orbán, Attila Színák: gold

Kumite Csapat: László Zallel, Zoltán Orbán, Attila Színák, Ádám S. Kovács, Gábor Táncos, Tamás Zalai: silver

Individual karate, Kata trainer: Zoltán Orbán: silver

Individual karate, Kumite: László Zallel: silver

Individual and open karate: Attila Szinák: 1 silver, 2 bronze

Total individual medals: 1 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze

Total  team medals: 1 silver

Female Basketball Team:

Players: Ágnes Sommer, Anikó Rausch, Juli Hermann, Szilvia Rónaszéki, Szilvia Szűcs, Gabriella Gonda, Ágnes Gonda, Judit Vas, Tímea Kövesi, Eszter Szörcsei, Katalin Urai, Melinda Loszman.

Trainers: György Szalai and Katalin Meze: silver


Junior: Bea Murai: bronze


14. Maccabiah, 1993

72 athletes represented Hungary.

Karate: 2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze

Basketball, man: 8. place


13. Maccabiah, 1989


individual: 1 gold, 2 silver

team: 1 bronze



European Maccabi Games:


Budapest, 2019

The 15th Maccabi European Games took place from July 29 to August 7, 2019. In these 10 days, the largest multisport event of all time was celebrated in Budapest, with nearly 3,000 people  arriving from 42 countries. The Hungarian delegation had the largest team Maccabi history with 250 people.

Athletes from the delegation, organized by Maccabi VAC, collected a total of 49 gold, 28 silver and 23 bronze medals.

With a hundred medals, Hungary became the most successful European nation, surpassing the delegations of more populous countries such as Germany or Great Britain.

Berlin 2015:

At the 2015 European Maccabi Games, Hungary achieved 8th place in the national list with 19 medals won – 7 gold, 8 silver and 4 bronze.


Female sword custom: Nóra Harm

Men’s Sword Custom: Singer Martin

Dueling junior: Ádám Lóránd

Dagger custom: Frühauf Benjamin

Dagger Individual Junior: Frühauf Benjamin

Triathlon women: Zsófia Boros

Triathlon Man: Bene Marci

Silver medal:

Female sword custom: Judit Gárdos

Sword Team: Nóra Garam – Judit Gárdos – Singer Martin

Dueling junior: Frühauf Benjamin

Women’s Compound: Hora Nóra

Dagger junior solo: Ádám Lóránd

Men’s Water Polo:

Trainer: György Kenéz – Tamás Lonker

Gergő Bánhegyi, Dávid Beck, Tamás Grünberger, Kristóf Karika, Zoltán Krémer, Tamás Mester, Dávid Nagy, Gergely Nagy, Péter Nagy, Gábor Rajna, Róbert Sternthal, Bence Szabó, Dávid Udvardi

Doubles bridge: András Fogaras – András Kovács

Bridge team: András Fogaras – Péter Gál – István Gerő – András Kovács, (Katalin Vass)

Bronze Medal:

Dueling team: Singer Martin – Lóránd Ádám – Frühauf Benjámin

Women’s Doubles Individual: Garam Nóra

Junior Futsal:

Trainer: Gábor Tamás

András Bajnai, Noé Halmai, István Horváth, Márton Katona, Dávid Károly, Ádám Légrádi, Jakab Merkely, Miklós Messinger, Dénes Paulovits, Bruno Seres

Doubles bridge: Péter Gál – István Gerő


Vienna 2011:

Our 45 athletes represented our country.


Doubles: Péter Kőhalmi – Kálmán Ferenfalvi: gold

Doubles: Róbert Fodor – Péter Temes: bronze

Individual: Péter Kőhalmi: silver

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:







Rome, 2007

21 athletes represented in Hungary.


Ádám S. Kovács in his weight class (70 kg) bronze, open category gold.


Kálmán Ferenczfalvi individual bronze in the age group 45-55

in pairs Kálmán Ferenczfalvi – József Horváth, aged 35-55: bronze.

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:

Dueling: Péter Barta: 5th place

Football is a high profile football player


Table tennis

Antwerpen, 2003:

19 athletes represented Hungary. We got 4. place in the rank of countries.

Karate: 4 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:

Football a-side


Stirling, 1999:

28 sportsmen represented Hungary. Total medals: 4 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze.

Basketball men: 1 bronze

Karate: 4 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze

Golf: 2 bronze

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded:


Table tennis


Amsterdam, 1995

Karate: 2 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze

Basketball: 1 gold

Other sports where our athletes got rewarded: