1989 Maccabiah Games
|Debuting countries|| Hong Kong
|Opening city||Ramat Gan|
|Main venue||National Stadium|
Lithuania competed in first and second games, but had to stop because of occupation by Soviet Union. In 1989 Lithuania reentered the games and it was the first time after occupation when athletes from Lithuania participated under Lithuanian flag in competition recognized by IOC.
American Olympian Ken Flax won the gold medal in the hammer throw with a 78.86 meter toss. Israeli Ron Kaplan won a gold medal in the gymnastics individual all-around competition. Argentine soccer player Esteban Becker won a silver medal. American squash player Stephen L. Green competed, but could not repeat his 1985 bronze medal performance.
Israel won 97 golden medals, while United States finished second with 74 golds.
Participating Jewish communities
- Costa Rica
- West Germany
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Soviet Union
- United Kingdom
- United States
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- Esteban Becker
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