The athletes of the Lithuanian sports club “Makabi” completed their performance in the 21st World Maccabiah Games in Israel, which took place on July 12-26. 10,000 athletes from more than 60 countries participated in this sports event.
The team consisted of 17 athletes representing 8 sports. It was the 9th Maccabiah for Lithuania.
“Makabi” athletes won 6 medals, and this is one of the most successful performances in the entire history of the restored “Makabi”: Gerda Šišanovaitė won gold, Ignas Šišanovas won silver in table tennis singles, Michailas Trusovas won silver in 50-meter freestyle swimming, 13-year-old chess player Daniel Šer won silver in the 16-18-year-old youth group, Alanas Plavinas won bronze in badminton singles, Markas Šamesas and Danielius Tarachovkis won bronze in badminton doubles.
Another 7 medals were won together with international teams: 3 silver medals in fencing, swimming and table tennis, and 4 bronze medals in badminton and table tennis.
The performances of the Lithuanian delegation and athletes at the Games were partially financed by the Good Will Foundation.