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Thanks to the USJF for supporting our 19th Maccabiah Judo Team.

There were 80 countries represented and over 8,000 athletes here (6,000 from countries other than Israel over 2,000 from Israel as host country) in total. There were 170 judokas in the judo competition.

Here are the results as best as I can give them to you

Day One, July 24th – juniors youth and open

juniors youth

Yoni Dulitzki – liberty bell – bronze medal 73

Ben Kenis – liberty bell – gold medal – had two matches, each won by ippon in under 30 seconds. First match he defeated Israeli national champion, second match judoka from Brazil.

ben kenis getting his gold medal
Ben Kenis receiving his gold medal.


Adam Moyerman – bronze medal 73 kg. lost first match to Russia 3 penalities to one, then defeated two Israelis, first one by 2 penalties second for bronze medal in osaekomi for ippon

adam moyerman getting bronze
Adam Moyerman getting bronze

Ross MacBaiey – bronze medal 81 kg – won first match by ippon osaekomi, lost his semi final and defeated Latvia for third by two yukos.

ross macbaisey getting bronze medal
Ross MacBaisey getting bronze medal

Adam Brozer – cohens – bronze medal 60 kg

Eugene Eydelman – chicago – bronze medal 90kg

Day Two, July 25th – team event and masters

team event

USA team took second bronze medal, Russia won, Brazil silver, Latvia bronze with USA


Lou Moyerman over 60 age group 100+ gold medal. He defeated Larry Levine silver medal from Chicago in a best of three, each match by ippon o soto gari. They dedicated their matches in honor of Irwin Cohen.

larry levin and lou moyerman
Larry Levin and Lou Moyerman

It was the first time a father and son both won medals at a maccabiah judo event.

adam and lou moyerman
Adam and Lou Moyerman

sue oles refereing at games
Sue Oles refereeing at games