Team MGB at 2015 Euro Games – Day 10 REVIEW
search

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Team MGB at 2015 Euro Games – Day 10 REVIEW

EMGLOGOThe final day of action saw Team MGB break the 100-medal barrier with wins in the futsal, table tennis, tenpin bowling and football…

FINAL MEDAL COUNT – 101 MEDALS!

GOLD – 27
SILVER – 34
BRONZE – 40

——————————-

STORY OF THE GAMES:

MONDAY’S HISTORIC DAY FOR MGB – DAY 9 REVIEW

DAY 8 REVIEW

DAY 6 REVIEW

DAY 5 REVIEW

DAY 4 REVIEW

DAY 3 REVIEW

DAY 2 REVIEW

DAY 1 REVIEW

——————————-

FUTSAL: (2 MEDALS WON)
U18 FINAL:
GB 7 ITALY 4 RESULT
GB have won a ten-goal thriller, seeing off a spirited Italian fightback to claim gold.

Chaim Korman helped himself to a hat-trick, Asher Goldberg scored twice, with Jordan Nathan and James Gordon also all on target. Manager Adam Lustigman said: “I’m so proud of them all. Seven of the nine players had never played the sport before December 2013. But we prepared really well over the past six-seven months, did a lot of training and played preparatory matches and it paid off.

“We weren’t sure what to expect coming into the tournament, but to be honest the only two tests we really had were against Italy – in the final and the earlier 5-5 draw we played with them. As expected, the final was a really close affair. We led 3-0, 4-1, 5-4, before finally pulling away right at the death. Every time they scored, we pulled one back, which was important and I’m just delighted to have come back with gold.”

OPEN FINAL:
GB 4 AUS 2 RESULT
Two goals in the last 90 seconds saw GB clinch a dramatic win as they claimed gold against a battling Australia side – whom they have lost to in 2005, 2011 and 2013.

Charlie Kasler scored twice, with Alfie Brooks and Nick Landesberg strikes sealing a famous win.

FOOTBALL:
U18 FINAL: (1 MEDAL WON)
GB 2 GER 2 (AET – GERMANY WIN 4-1 ON PENALTIES)
Not for the first time in a final of a football shoot-out, a GB side has suffered penalty heartache.

Adam Burchell’s penalty, his seventh goal of the tournament, and a stunning 30-yard Olly Goodman free-kick twice gave them the lead, though they were pegged back on each occasion, with the the second equaliser in the 78th minute coming from the rebound to a saved penalty. Right-back Josh Davis then picked up a second yellow card, meaning GB played the remainder of the 90 minutes and extra-time with ten men.

With the sides still level at 2-2 after extra-time, the game went down to the lottery of a shoot-out. Germany stepped up and scored first, which was followed by GB miss. History repeated itself with the second set of spot-kicks, and although both sides converted their next one, the Germans scored their fourth to win the shoot-out 4-1, meaning GB end their tournament with silver.

Manager Simon Zanet said: “The boys have been magnificent throughout. We were beset with difficulties thoroughout, but they coped brilliantly and I couldn’t be prouder.

“I couldn’t have asked any more from them in the final. Played in 35 degrees heat, we played the part of normal time and then extra time with ten men but even then I thought we controlled the game. We looked like the only side who would score in extra-time and I thought we deserved to win. Yes, we practice penalties beforehand but you can’t replicate those conditions in a final, and in that heat.”

Zanet also revealed the team will be making an official complaint to organisers after the head of the German delegation made his way into the dugout during the shoot-out, and shouted out as GB took their first penalty, which Zanet claimed was said to try and put off the taker.

OPEN 3rd/4th PLACE-PLAY-OFF:
DEN 3 GB 1 RESULT

TABLE TENNIS: (7 MEDALS WON)
JUNIORS:
Jack Josephs won silver (as part of a combination team) in the mixed doubles
Matthew Gold & Jack Josephs won silver in the doubles
Carl Breindel & Doddy Stelzer won bronze in the doubles
Jack Josephs won bronze in the singles

OPEN:
Yoni Caspi won bronze (as part of a combination team) in the doubles

MASTERS
Dov Katz and Ivan Lewis won gold in the men’s doubles.
Dov Katz won silver in the singles

Katz, who managed the side, said: “I’m very proud of the entire team, it’s an incredible achievement by all and they showed exemplary behaviour both on and off the pitch.”

Reflecting back on his win, he said: “I fulfilled a lifetime ambition winning gold and to be the second best player in Europe for my age. I am in dreamland!

TENPIN BOWLING: (1 MEDAL WON)
Team captain Russ Snipper has won gold in the round robin tournament.

Richard Da Costa finished fourth, Russell Shear fifth, Brad Mervish ninth, and Craig Grant in tenth.

Snipper said: “I won gold today, but I couldn’t have done it without my team who were fantastic throughout. In fact, the unity that there is in this squad has been key to our success – we haven’t stopped laughing since we got here!

“This though hasn’t been an event for us – but an event for bowling. It’s been such a great event, the hosts in their first Games were fantastic, I love playing with the Swedes and the Finns are great people, even if a little quiet!”

BASKETBALL: (1 MEDAL WON)
Team won bronze

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...

Engaging

Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.

Celebrating

There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.

Pioneering

In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.

Campaigning

Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more:
comments