Estonian Maccabi team wins 7 medals ({{commentsTotal}})

The 19-strong Estonian team came home with three gold medals from the European Maccabi Games, held in Berlin.

Tennis players Nadežda Šein-Kuskova won a gold in ladies' singles, and another one with Alan Braschinski in mixed doubles. Braschinski also won bronze in men's singles.

Jakov Tširkin and Aleksandr Kvitš won bronze in men's doubles.

Semjon Brener won a bronze in badmington and with his Lithuanian partner, a gold in badminton men's doubles.

12-strong futsal team took bronze, after beating Lithuanian team in last 26 seconds of the game.

The European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) are held in every four years, always two years after the Maccabiah Games in Israel. European delegations send their best Jewish sportsmen and women to compete.

The EMG2015 were opened on July 28 at the Olympic Park in Berlin – the same location where German Jews were forbidden to participate in the Olympic Games of 1936. More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and counselors from over 30 European countries competed in 19 sports until August 5.

The Estonian Maccabi Sports Society first participated in the European Maccabi Games in 1935 and after a long pause again in Rome in 2007. The Estonian team won seven medals at last games in Vienna.

Editor: S. Tambur