British kids splash out on the medals
JCC GAMES A s t h e f i n a l whistle, bell and horn rang out across Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Team Maccabi GB returned home knowing that their final day medal haul of 62 gave them a total of 142 — 63 golds, 49 silvers and 30 bronzes, breaking the 108 record set the previous year.
The Team MGB track and field side were arguably GB’s standout performers in America, winning a hatful of medals from the first day to the last. Rounding off the competition therewereawardsforAlanaJacobs,who won bronze in the girls’ high jump and AidanRaphaelandBenOehley,whowon silver and bronze respectively in the boys’ high jump. The girls won another gold, this time in the sprint medley relay and the boys took silver.
In the 4x100m co-ed relay (2 boys, 2 girls) Raphael, Jessie Wolmark, Rachel Ayrton and Adam Mizrahi won gold, with silver going to Isabelle Flitterman, Tal Pelmont, Alana Jacobs and Oehley.
It was a similar story in the 4x400m co-ed relay - gold went to Tal, Isabelle, Jessie and Aidan; silver to Adam, Alana, Rachel, Benjamin. This ended what was, undoubtedly, one of the most successful track and field events ever for a Team Maccabi GB delegation.
The table-tennis players also did GB proud. In the main competition singles Doddy Stelzer won silver and