Washington-area athletes prove their ‘medal’ at Maccabi Games

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Men’s basketball gold medal winner Daniel Kuhnreich of Potomac sets up at the charity stripe during the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany.Photos courtesy of Mark Susson, Marc Backal and Maccabi USA
Men’s basketball gold medal winner Daniel Kuhnreich of Potomac sets up at the charity stripe during the 2015 European Maccabi Games in Berlin, Germany.
Photos courtesy of Mark Susson,
Marc Backal and Maccabi USA

Germany for the first time hosted the European Maccabi Games when the 14th competition took place in the capital city Berlin from July 27 to Aug. 5.

Local athletes joined more than 2,000 participants from 36 countries competing in 19 sports. The opening ceremony was held at the Waldbühne, an amphitheater built for Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games. In addition to the symbolism of competing at the site of the Nazi Olympics, the event made history in another way: a Shabbat meal broke a Guinness World Record for the largest Shabbat meal ever.


Pictured are the local medal winners.

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Nathan Gertler
Rockville
Gold, Basketball – Men’s

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Daniel Kuhnreich
Potomac
Gold, Basketball – Men’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Max Labaton
Washington
Tennis
Bronze, Juniors Mixed Doubles


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Neil Schechter
Washington
Tennis
Silver, Masters Singles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Solomon
Rockville
Swimming
Gold, 50 m Butterfly – Female
Silver, 100 m Breaststroke – Female
Gold, 200 m Medley Juniors – Female
Silver, 50 m Butterfly – Female
Gold, 100 m Freestyle – Female
Silver, 400 m Freestyle – Female

 

 

 

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Eliana Gottdenker
Bethesda
Swimming
Gold, 200 m Medley Juniors – Female
Gold, 100 m Freestyle – Female
Gold, 50 m Freestyle – Female

 

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