1989 Maccabiah Games
|Host city||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Debuting countries|| Hong Kong |
|Main venue||Ramat Gan Stadium|
Lithuania competed in first and second games, but had to stop because of occupation by Soviet Union. In 1989 Lithuania reentered the games and it was the first time after occupation when athletes from Lithuania participated under Lithuanian flag in competition recognized by IOC.
American Olympian Ken Flax won the gold medal in the hammer throw with a 78.86 meter toss. American Olympian and world champion Joanna Zeiger competed in swimming and won a gold medal, a silver medal, and two bronze medals. American squash player Stephen L. Green competed, but could not repeat his 1985 bronze medal performance. Chris O'Loughlin won a silver medal in epee in fencing for the United States. Basketball player Jerry Simon, who later made aliyah and played professionally in Israel, won a silver medal with Team USA.
Israeli Ron Kaplan won a gold medal in the gymnastics individual all-around competition. Argentine soccer player Esteban Becker won a silver medal. Israeli Lior Arditti won a gold medal with the Israeli basketball team.
Israel won 97 golden medals, while United States finished second with 74 golds.
Participating Jewish communitiesEdit
- Costa Rica
- West Germany
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Soviet Union
- United Kingdom
- United States
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