The USA’s baseball team claimed the gold medal as expected on Friday with a 9-0
victory over Canada in the final. The USA dominated the tournament once more and
never looked in danger of missing out on the gold.
In Futsal, Israel will
meet Brazil and Russia will play Argentina in the semifinals on Sunday. Israel
defeated France 6-0 on Friday, while Brasil beat Australia 4-3 in a thrilling
match. Russia beat Germany 8-1, with Argentina eliminating Great Britain with a
In the Masters 35+ football tournament, Argentina had the upper
hand against Team GB, triumphing 3-0, while Israel beat Chile 5-0 and Brazil
defeated the USA 4-0.
In Masters basketball, Israel was eliminated after
losing to Russia 54- 49 in the semis. The USA will meet the Russians in the
final after beating Canada 80-75. In the Open tournament, Israel impressed with
a 110-75 win over Canada and will meet Brad Greenberg’s Team USA in the last
four on Sunday, while Argentina will face France.
In handball, after
winning two Olympic titles with the French national team, legendary coach Claude
Onesta added another gold medal to his resume, helping lead France to a 30-26
victory over Brazil in the handball Open finals. In the Juniors, Israel A beat
France 34-25 and took the gold.
In the rowing, Danny Friedman and Oleg
Gonorovski took the gold in the doubles. In the women’s doubles contest, Sigal
Markowitz and Michaela Streisfield from the USA won the gold. In the singles,
Friedman won another gold medal after beating his doubles partner
“The Maccabiah required an extra effort from me in order to
compete in both the singles and doubles contests,” Gonorovski said. “My next
goal is to compete in my first World Championships in South Korea in
In the women’s singles final, Nurit Bazedski surprised Shay
Sieger from the USA.
“In the women’s team contests, we have no chance
against the Americans, but in the singles, it’s a different story,” Bazedski
said. “I’m happy I recovered from my previous losses and won the gold. I’m glad
the sport is getting the media attention it deserves.”
In the Maccabiah’s
triathlon, Adrian Young from Australia won the men’s Olympic heat. Fanny Bierson
from Israel won the women’s contest.
Amit Fine, who finished second in
the triathlon, won the Maccabi- Man title (26km cycling, halfmarathon and
triathlon) in 3:52.48 hours, ahead of Gabriel Wasserman (USA) and Craig Feiger
Heather Shenkman from the USA won the Maccabi-Woman title
in 5:35.19 hours, finishing ahead of Keren Sirota (Israel) and Alexandra
Davidova from Norway.
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