The 2013 Maccabiah games are about to get underway in Israel, and sadly there are no shooting sports. Well, that is not entirely correct, as archery is apparently one of the sports. My understanding is that it has been a number of years since any firearms shooting sport was part of the games, and archery has been off and on. Interestingly, shooting sports were a part of the 2012 European Maccabiah games, and I did try to reach out to some of the European Jewish shooting sports competitors that participated (there were only a handful), but with no luck.
As long time readers know, I have always been open to including archery in the blog’s coverage, but just have not stumbled across any non-Israeli competitive Jewish archers. I’ll do my best to follow up on the Jewish archers in the 2013 games, but help from readers is always appreciated!