2013 Maccabiah Games

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19th Maccabiah
2013 Maccabiah Logo.svg.png
The logo for the 19th Maccabiah Games (המכביה ה-19)
Nations participating 77[1]
Debuting countries 17
Athletes participating 7,500[1]
Events 490 Medals 34 Sports
Opening city Jerusalem
Opening ceremony July 18, 2013
Closing ceremony July 30, 2013
Officially opened by Shimon Peres
Main venue Teddy Stadium
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The 19th Maccabiah (Hebrew: המכביה התשע-עשרה‎) were the 19th incarnation of the Maccabiah Games, which took place July 18 to 30, 2013.

The Games brought together 7,500 competing athletes, making it the third-largest international sporting event in the world after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.[2][3][4] The Maccabiah held competitions in 42 disciplines, in 34 sports.[5] A number of new sports were introduced or brought back, including archery, equestrian, and handball; ice hockey was brought back for the first time since 1997.

History[edit]

The Maccabiah Games were first held in 1932.[6] In 1961, they were declared a "Regional Sports Event" by, and under the auspices and supervision of, the International Olympic Committee.[7][8][9]

Opening ceremony[edit]

The Venezuelan delegation during the parade of nations.

The opening ceremonies for the 19th Maccabiah took place for the second time at the Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem. The games were officially opened by Shimon Peres. US President Barack Obama greeted the Maccabiah through a prerecorded video.[10] Prime Minister David Cameron also greeted the Maccabiah and Team GB.[11]

During the parade of nations, giant helium balloons with the country the delegation represented accompanied each delegation.[12] Coincidentally, the opening ceremony took place on Nelson Mandela's birthday. The South African delegation carried with them a large banner reading: "Celebrating our legacy – Mandela Day".[13]

U.S. Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Aly Raisman lit the Maccabiah cauldron.[14] The opening ceremonies were celebrated with performances by a number of popular musicians, including Rami Kleinstein and Harel Skaat.[15] Additionally, Grammy-winning Israeli violinist Miri Ben-Ari and The X Factor finalist Carly Rose Sonenclar also performed at the ceremony.[16]

Notable medalists[edit]

American Olympic medalist swimmer Garrett Weber-Gale won the gold medal in the men’s 100 free with a time of 48.99, and won the gold medal in the men's 50 meter sprint with a new Maccabiah record time of 22.68 seconds.[17] Andrea Murez won five gold medals in swimming for the US, and two silver medals, and received the 2013 Maccabiah Games Most Outstanding Athlete Award for Women.[18][19][20] American Major League Soccer player Ross Friedman helped Team USA capture a gold medal in soccer, leading the Games in assists.[21] In karate, American Dov Sternberg won a gold medal in Team Kata.[22]

Zach Hyman and brother Spencer helped Team Canada win a Gold Medal at the Games.

Marcel Felder of Uruguay won a gold medal in men's tennis.[23] Canadian National Hockey League player Zach Hyman had three goals and three assists in two games, and won a gold medal.[24] Canadian Sasha Gollish won the half-marathon.[25]

Israeli Laetitia Beck won both an individual gold medal and a team gold medal at the Games, shooting 69 in each of the three rounds, finishing 9-under, 15 strokes ahead of her next competitor.[26] Israeli Olympic sprinter Donald Sanford broke the Israeli record and won the gold medal in the 400 meter race with a time of 45.65, defeating Australian Olympic finalist Steven Solomon.[27][28] Israeli Maor Tiyouri was a silver medalist in the 3000 m.[29] Israeli Olympic racing cyclist Shani Bloch won a silver medal in the women's triathlon.[30] Israeli two-time European champion Alex Averbuch returned from retirement and won the gold medal in the pole vault.[28] Israeli Olympian Neta Rivkin won the all-around gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics. Israeli Olympic swimmer Amit Ivry won a bronze medal in the Women's 100m freestyle, with a time of 57.19.[31][32] Israeli Keren Siebner won two gold medals, in the 100m butterfly and the 400m freestyle relay team, which set a new Israeli record.[33] Israel's Olympian Alex Tripolski won the gold medal in the 10 meter air pistol with a score of 571, and the silver medal in the 50 meter free pistol with a score of 530.[34][35] Israeli Olympic badminton player Misha Zilberman won two gold medals.[36]

American baseball pitcher Benjamin Feinman, a recent high school graduate, threw a no-hitter on the opening day of competition for Team USA against Canada. This was the first no-hitter in the history of the Maccabiah Games. Team USA, which also had Israeli-American Dean Kremer pitching for it, went on to take the gold medal in baseball, and Feinman was selected as the MVP of the baseball competition.[37][38]

American Spencer Weisz was a member of the Under-18 USA National basketball team that won the gold medal, and he earned Most Valuable Player recognition for the tournament.[39]

Participating communities[edit]

77 countries that have participated in the 19th Maccabiah.

Participating Teams[40]

Debuting countries[edit]

Debuting countries[48][49]

Sports[edit]

The 2013 Maccabiah Games programme featured 34 sports encompassing 42 disciplines.[50]

Calendar[edit]

Calendar of tournaments.[50]

OC Opening ceremony Event competitions CC Closing ceremony
July 18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue
Ceremonies OC CC
Archery
Badminton
Baseball
Basketball
Chess
Cricket
Cycling
Equestrian
Fencing[51]
Field Hockey
Football
Futsal
Golf
Gymnastics
Half Marathon
Handball
Ice Hockey
Judo[52]
Karate
Lawn Bowls
Netball
Open Water
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Rowing
Rugby[53]
Shooting
Softball
Squash
Swimming
Table Tennis[54]
Taekwondo
Ten Pin Bowling
Tennis
Track and Field
Triathlon
Volleyball
Water Polo
Wrestling
July 18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Mon
23
Tue
24
Wed
25
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
Sun
29
Mon
30
Tue

Medal count[edit]

Medals table for Open competition[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Israel 153 135 123 411
2  United States 77 60 59 196
3  Canada 9 11 14 34
4  Australia 6 7 10 23
5  Brazil 5 5 12 22
6  South Africa 4 4 9 17
7  Hungary 3 3 9 15
8  France 3 2 0 5
9  Argentina 2 8 4 14
10  Ukraine 2 2 4 8
11  Germany 2 1 3 6
12  Azerbaijan 2 0 1 3
13  Russia 1 5 10 16
14  Great Britain 1 5 4 10
15  Mexico 1 3 3 7
16  Netherlands 1 1 2 4
17  Slovenia 1 1 1 3
18  Cuba 1 0 2 3
19  Latvia 0 1 4 5


Combined medals table for all competitions (Juniors, Open, Paralympic, Masters)[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Israel 285 271 299 855
2  United States 103 94 120 317
3  Russia 24 22 26 72
4  Canada 15 18 24 57
5  Australia 9 18 12 39
6  Brazil 8 6 16 30
7  Ukraine 8 4 3 15
8  South Africa 7 7 16 30
9  Hungary 4 2 8 14
10  Germany 4 1 4 9
11  Argentina 3 12 16 31
12  Great Britain 3 9 12 24
13  France 3 3 1 7
14         MWU 3 2 9 14
15  Mexico 2 2 8 12
16  Azerbaijan 2 0 3 5
17  Austria 2 0 1 3
18  Netherlands 1 2 2 5
19  Cuba 1 1 3 5
20  Slovenia 1 1 2 4

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