Photo: Erika Filipviciutė, Kamile Ilijonskytė, Robert Nikitin, Kristijonas Sreiberis, Andrei and Aleksei Fadeev, trainer Oksana Sinkevič, team captain Artiom Perepelica and head of delegation Semionas Finkelšteinas
The 15th European Maccabi Games have concluded in Budapest. Thirty athletes from Lithuania won 81 medals. Six swimmers won the highest share of medals, 65. In the yoouth group Erika Filipavičiūtė won 13 medals, consisting of 11 gold and 2 silver. Kamilė Ilijonskytė won 7 gold medals and one bronze. Kristijonas Šreiberis won 7 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 2 bronze medals. Robertas Nikitinas won 5 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals.
The Fadeev brothers made a good showing in the adult group. Andrei won 3 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. Aleksei won 5 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals.
Fencer Alan Rinkevič won a gold medal in one-on-one and one gold and 2 silver medals in team fencing.
In badminton Vitalija Movšovič and Markas Šames played well and became Maccabia champions in singles tournaments. Markas Šames with Daniel Tarachovskiy took a silver and Vitalija Movšovič with Ukrainian athlete Nataliya Rutgauzer also took a silver. Vitalija Movšovič with Daniel Tarachovskiy also won a bronze.
Tennis player Alisa Gaivaronskytė comes home with two gold medals in women’s singles and doubles tennis in tandem with a German athlete.
The promising fifteen-year-old table tennis player Gerda Šišanovaitė took a bronze medal in combined youth and adult tournaments.
Our youngest athlete was 10-year-old chess player Daniel Šer who placed fourth in the under-18 group.
The Lithuanian Makabi Club’s mini-soccer team ended the European Maccabi Games by winning silver medals.
Semionas Finkelšteinas, head of delegation, president
Lithuanian Makabi Athletics Club