The 15th European Maccabi Games ended on August 7. The small team representing the Jewish community of Ukraine successfully performed at the Games.
The largest delegations among the 42 participating in the Games were Hungary, Israel, the USA, Argentina, South Africa, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Spain, and Turkey.
Athletes of Maccabi Ukraine, representing Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa, Zaporozhye and Kharkov, won 11 medals in fencing, badminton, swimming and half-marathon competitions. All members of the delegation returned home with awards.
The largest number of medals in our team was won by badminton players, twin sisters Nataliya and Anastasia Rutgayser and fencer Maria Bogorad.
We hope that in 2021, at the next 21st Maccabiah in Israel, Maccabi Ukraine will be more numerous and will continue the tradition of successful performances in the “Jewish Olympic Games”.