The second day of competitive action has seen Team MGB pick up their first medals of the Games in the swimming and ten pin bowling…
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SWIMMING – JUNIORS/MASTERS
MGB’s eight swimmers picked up a staggering 14 medals on a fantastic day in the pool.
Trevor Pears won gold in the 50m fly & silver in the 50m backstroke
Ellie Grant won gold in the 50m butterfly
Ellie Grant won gold in the 100m breaststroke
Ellie Grant won silver in the 50m fly
Ellie Grant won silver in the 200m fly
Romy Caton-Jones won silver in the 100m breaststroke
Romy Caton-Jones won bronze in the 200m fly
Daniel Schindler won silver in the 50m butterfly
Daniel Schindler won bronze in the 50m butterfly
Rachel Ayrton won bronze in the 100m breaststroke
Peter Lever won bronze in the 200m fly
Alex Wilson won bronze in the 50m butterfly
Rebecca Saville won silver in the 50m butterfly
Barry Danser, Charles Sherrard, Victor Kevehazi, John Barnett & Samantha Cohen have all won their first round matches. Ian Kaye, Len Suskind, Simon Millet, David Mattey and Alex Barnett lost their first round matches and will now play 4-Plate
Oliver Jacobson won 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the main draw, but lost 4-6, 4-6 in the second round
Adam Bloom won 6-0, 6-0 in the first round of the main draw, but lost 4-6, 3-6 in the second round
Samuels Abrahams won 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the main draw, but lost 2-6, 3-6 in the second round
Jonathan Mizrahi lost 1-6, 1-6 in the first round of the main draw
Aaron Lewis lost 1-6, 1-6 in the first round of the main draw, but won 6-0, 6-0 in the Plate Round
Jack Miller lost 2-5, 6-7 in the first round of the main draw
Emma Mattes lost 0-6, 0-6 in the first round of the main draw
Elena Hikmet lost 0-6, 0-6 in the first round of the main draw
Charles Becker lost 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the main draw
Samantha Cohen won 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the main draw
Nick Baum won 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the main draw
Charles Becker lost 6-0, 6-1 in the first round of the main draw
Andy Gilbert lost 6-1, 6-1 in the first round of the main draw
TEN PIN BOWLING – OPEN
Russell Snipper wins bronze in individual event to claim what was his first ever Maccabi medal – at either a European Games or Maccabiah. He said: “I’m hugely utterly emotional! I’m ecstatic, elated and exhausted! I was sitting in sixth place at one point and knew I had to bowl one of my best ever games in my final one, together with others bowling not so well – and that’s pretty much how it panned out.
“I’m proud of the team who also helped gee me on and am just emotional.”
FUTSAL – U16 BOYS
RSA 3 GB 9 FINAL SCORE
Joe Leslie scored a hat-trick, James Green and Jahed Rand scored two each, with Jamie Myers and Jayden Huglin completing the rout.
Manager Laurence Myers said: “It was a fantastic performance and I couldn’t have asked for any more. I told them we couldn’t afford to lose the first game and we went out there and put on a great performance. We’re now looking forward to our next game against Spain tomorrow.
FOOTBALL – OPEN MEN’S
GB 4 ITA 1 FINAL SCORE
GB need just a point from their final group game against Switzerland on Friday to book their place in the semi-finals after they produced a strong second half performance to see off a fiery Italian side.
Trailing 1-0 at the break, two goals from Yoav Kestenbaum, along with strikes from Louis Basso and Joe Sharpe saw GB crown off a strong second half performance to secure a deserved win.
Manager Jonny Rose said: “It was a carbon copy of the France game where we just couldn’t get our game going and didn’t play our game. We got them in at half-time, changed a few things, but more importantly didn’t panic as we knew we were always in the game.
“We equalised ten minutes after the break, and then scored again two minutes later, and from then on in we were totally in control. We’re getting better with each game, our superior fitness is showing and we now have a massive game coming up against Switzerland.”
FOOTBALL – U18 BOYS
US 0 GB 3 FINAL SCORE
Adam Burchell opened the scoring from the penalty spot, before Adam Willis doubled the lead, also from the spot.
Harry Marlow’s second half strike ensured the win, with manager Simon Zalet saying: “It was our opening game, so there was a bit of nerves and anxiety there. The penalty settled us down and after that our superior fitness and technique shone through. It was a good start to the campaign.”
They next take on the Netherlands tomorrow.
FOOTBALL – U16 BOYS
ARG 1 GB 2 FINAL SCORE
Two goals from George Leigh saw Daren Nathan’s side get off to a winning start, though their win was marred by an in jury to Joe Bellman which has ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Nathan said: “This was the toughest opening game we could have faced, but we produced an absolutely fantastic performance. Our boys dug in so deep and I’m just over the moon with them, we’re all so proud of the team.”
The win was though overshadowed by an injury to Bellman, which has ruled him out of the remainder of the tournament. Nathan said: “The boys have been together for one-and-a-half years, and for Joe to be injured like this is terrible. We’re all gutted for him.”
FUTSAL – U18 BOYS
GB 4 ESP 1 FINAL SCORE
Danny Stapleton scored twice – including the opener – with Maxim Green and Aaron Diamond also scoring.
Manager Adam Lustigman said: “I’m delighted to start with a win, which in truth far exceeded my expectations. Having seen out four other futsal teams win earlier on, this spurned my team on to ensure we made sure we ended the day with a clean sweep!”
BADMINTON – JUNIOR BOYS/GIRLS OPEN FIRST ROUND
Junior: Joseph Gavsey won one match 2-0 and lost two.
Rafi Isaacson won three matches, and lost two
Cole Sampson lost two matches
Joseph Gavsey won one match and lost two matches
Rob Bursack lost two matches
BASKETBALL – U18 BOYS
ISR 93 GB 32 FINAL SCORE
BRIDGE – TEAM
SQUASH – OPEN MEN MASTERS MEN TEAM
Team wins 2-1 against a combined European Team
Open team beat Germany 2-0
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