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Maccabi of Ukraine successfully performed at the 15th European Maccabi Games in Budapest

The 15th European Maccabi Games ended on August 7. The small team representing the Jewish community of Ukraine successfully performed at the Games.55a18f34-decb-460a-abb2-65172b7f7471

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.8072e985-241e-4df6-84fa-f7900b32a6f5

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”.