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Maccabiah Shooting Sports Update

If you are or know any of the shooters, please contact me so I an profile them:

50m Prone Rifle:
Gil Simkovitch ISRAEL 618.1
Emmanuel Ben Hefer ISRAEL 615.6
Doron Shaziri ISRAEL 613.7
Micha Berg HOLLAND 589.5
Miron Bilski HOLLAND 584
Jeremy Griffiths MAURITIUS 526.3

25m Rapid Fire Pistol:
KRIEVSKY ALEXY ISRAEL 286
ZDOROVSKI ALEXAMDER ISRAEL 258
SHTINMAN YEVEGENY ISRAEL 238
LEVOTZKIN GILAD GERMANY 238
TZUR PANTZER VERED GERMANY 237

50m 3-Position Rifle:
IMMI BEN HEFER ISRAEL 1147
GIL SIMKOVITCH ISRAEL 1132
ROEY FRENKEL ISRAEL 1065
MICA BERG HOLLAND 1052
MIRON BILSKI HOLLAND 1023

50m Free Pistol:
Evsey Kossover ISRAEL 533
Alex Tripolsky ISRAEL 530
Daniel Katz ISRAEL 529
Gilad Lavochkin GERMANY 499
Roman Gronsky CZECH REPUBLIC 468
Vered Zur-Panzer GERMANY 461

Friday 7/19/13 Maccabiah Results

First of all, thank you to the American readers who responded regarding the bizarre absence of American Jewish shooters at the games.  It seems as if we were simply unaware that shooting sports were available.  Also, there are already thoughts of developing relationships with the Israeli shooting clubs independent of the official Maccabiah Games.  I and others are going to explore all the options, and keep everyone informed.

Long time readers of the blog know that there are many excellent American Jewish international-style shooters we might have seen there.  In the teen and “young adult” category:

Sandra Fong, Danielle Fong, Abigail Fong – With  Sandra notably competing at the Olympic levels.
Hanna Black, Josh Black –  Hanna competes at the collegiate level in Air Rifle, Josh at the junior nationals level in Air Rifle and Pistol.
Jessica Levine – Won national awards at Camp Perry a few years back in smallbore.
Laura Spector – Olympic biathlete.
Sharon Barazani – Up-and-coming international shooter (not sure, she may technically have been born in Israel…?).

Adults:
Dmitriy Shteyman – International pistol disciplines.
Sloane Milstein – Air pistol.
The “Blackhawk Bagel Boys” – An entire 2011 team of Jews at the national championships in smallbore prone.

Sorry if I am forgetting anyone!

This does not even include dozens of American Jews like myself who compete at the amateur levels in center-fire sports, but would still be competitive in an international air or smallbore event.   My readers know this because I’ve been documenting them for several years now!  There are many Jewish NRA Bullseye shooters who shoot slow fire at 50 yards who I’m sure would do well at 10m Air Pistol, or already do.  Those of us NRA High Power shooters who shoot prone at 600 yards can also shoot a smallbore rifle prone at 50m pretty well.

So let’s get to Israel soon and show them what we’ve got!

On to Friday’s results:

10m Air Rifle:
Sergey Richter ISRAEL 626.1

Leor Madlal ISRAEL 625.0
Doron Egozi ISRAEL 607.0
Miron Bilski HOLLAND 564.9
Gilad Lavochkin GERMANY 521.5
Jeremy Griffiths  MAURITIUS 423.8

10m Air Pistol:

Alex Tripolski ISRAEL 571
Daniel Katz ISRAEL 564
Tamir Adler ISRAEL 554
Gilad Lavochkin GERMANY 552
Vered Zur Panzer GERMANY 530
Roman Gronski CZECH REPUBLIC 517
David Peer SLOVAKIA 456
Robert Gatner CURACAO 377
If you are, or know any of the above shooters, please contact me so I can profile them and add them.  If you are new to the blog, please take the time to browse the right side where all of the profiled Jewish shooters are listed.
Mazal Tov to all the competitors!

Correction and Survey for Maccabiah Games Shooting Sports!

One of our readers in Israel has informed that I was mistaken–there are indeed shooting sports in the 2013 Maccabiah Games!  The events are various international disciplines like air rifle, air pistol, prone rifle and rapid fire pistol. The reader tells me there are 7 shooters from various European countries.  So where are the Americans? Despite being The Jewish Marksman, I had no idea that shooting events were part of the games…I thought shooting had been dropped for lack of interest.  I think other American Jews also did not know.

I know that several of the top tier American Jewish shooters (including Olympians and national champions) have made trips to Israel in the past, and plan on going again in the future.  I have to think they would be happy to combine a trip with a few days of shooting in the Maccabiah Games.  WHAT ABOUT YOU?

I know most of us probably cannot afford the time and expense every year, but what if we organized as many as we could to go every few years?  Please send me an email (jewishmarksman at gmail dot com) if you think you would have interest, and we’ll see if we can organize something!