A sport­ing rar­ity

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT -

It is rare for the to be able to hail the role of a Jewish sports­man in one of the de­fin­i­tive sport­ing achieve­ments of our time. But Steven Rein­gold’s net bowl­ing to Ben Stokes prior to his in­nings of 258 was a ma­jor con­tri­bu­tion. Per­haps now is the time to re­veal some pre­vi­ously hid­den ex­am­ples. The tai­lor who sewed the elas­tic band on Pele’s trousers; the ac­coun­tant who checked how many clubs were in Jack Nick­laus’s golf bag; the doc­tor who put a plas­ter on Lasse Viren’s arm af­ter his trans­fu­sion. And, of course, the Blooms waiter who served Mo­hammed Ali be­fore his fight with Joe Frazier.

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