1953 Maccabiah Games
|Debuting countries|| Brazil
|Opening city||Ramat Gan, Israel|
|Main venue||Ramat Gan Stadium|
Eight hundred ninety athletes representing 21 countries attended the 1953 4th Maccabiah Games.
In tennis, Anita Kanter of the US won gold medals in women's doubles with partner Tobia Greenberg of the US, and mixed doubles, and the silver medal in women's singles. Tobia Greenberg also won the silver medal in mixed doubles with partner Pablo Eisenberg. Angela Buxton of Great Britain, who three years later was to win the doubles title at Wimbledon, won the gold medal in women's singles. On the men's side, Grant Golden, who was ranked # 2 in the US that year, captured three gold medals in the men's singles (over South African Sid Levy), the men's doubles with partner Pablo Eisenberg, and the mixed doubles with Kanter.
In boxing, Abraham Rosenberg, a concentration camp survivor, won the heavyweight division gold medal. Rozenberg fighting for France lived to that time in Germany, but Germany didn't have a team in that maccabiah, so Rozenberg fought for France.
Has been decided to change the duration after this maccabiah to once in 4 years to gain an olympic recognition.
The number in parentheses indicates the number of participants that community contributed.