The Maccabi Fencing and Athletic Club – the only one in Hungary – ensured the participation of Hungarian Jewish athletes in the Maccabi World Games. As part of a Hungarian delegation of 120, 100 athletes competed in the 20th Maccabi World Games. The largest Hungarian delegation of all time participated in the Israeli Games, which attracted nearly 10,000 athletes from 80 countries this year.

Hungarian successes:

Anita Schrödl, junior sword: silver

Binet Regina, female dagger: bronze

Róbert Gátai, male dagger: silver

Singer Martin, male sword: bronze

Both the men’s sword and the men’s dagger team won bronze medals!

The Hungarian taekwondo team is the most successful foreign team in Maccabia!

Daniel Murins, 87 kg: gold

Ádám Gulyás, 87 kg: silver

Rizmayer Norbert, 58 kg: bronze

Daniel Békési, 4 × 200 speed relay swimming: bronze

János Becsey is a two-time Paralympic Champion and four-time Paralympic World Champion in bronze swimming in 50 butterflies and 50 breasts.

Women’s water polo team: silver

Men’s Water Polo Team: Silver

Zsuzsi Kunos, karate kumite adult category: gold

Laura Sterck, karate open: gold

Bálint Kroinstein, karate: silver

Elvira Kádár and S. Ernlib (ISR) women’s table tennis doubles: bronze

Szilvia Bakó table tennis junior individual: silver

Perjés Fanni, 800 meters run: bronze

András Lőwy, 10 km run: bronze

Zsófi Boros, triathlon: silver

Bridge Team: Silver

The returning Hungarian athletes, charged with energy, are  evermore committed to their passion. For them, Jewish commitment became of paramount importance. For athletes, the Israeli competition was much more than a competition, in that they got a chance to get to know their own culture and their future. A goal that is closely related to Israel and Jewish culture. For Maccabi VAC, after the 2017 Maccabiah successes, there is an even greater conviction that sports are a great opportunity to get close to Jewish life. Every athlete who has participated in the race will now become an Ambassador to the Maccabiah Competition and to the Maccabi World community!

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