The 2022 Maccabi GB Fencing Squad has arrived in Jerusalem ahead of the Maccabiah Games fencing events beginning on Sunday, July 17th.
The Maccabiah Games is the second largest sporting event in the world. 10,000 Jewish Athletes from across the world took part in the opening ceremony parade at the Teddy stadium in Jerusalem and the events, from fencing to Futsal, take place until July 24th.
The Games are the flagship event of Maccabi World Union, the largest and longest running Jewish sports organisation spanning over five continents, more than 60 countries, 450 clubs, and 400,000 members.
This year’s GB fencing squad comprises Masters and Juniors, who are poised to take to the piste from Sunday July 17th.
The Junior (U18) fencing is Sunday & Monday.
Open fencing is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Masters is Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
This year’s squad:
Vanessa Lemer (Junior)
Amanda Lourie (Junior)
Nicholas Lakeland (Masters)
Team Manager Richard Bernstein said, “I’m excited for the fencing to begin on Sunday here in Israel. I am thrilled to have been able to have grown the squad from two fencers in 2017 to eight. We are all looking forward to getting on the piste to have a great time and hope to be bringing home the medals at the end. The talent in this small group is exceptional and medal prospect David Sosnov is excited to be here connecting with his roots and fence international fencers from across the world.”
Good luck to our fencers!
You can find more information about the Games, including live stream links here.
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