July 25, 2013
THE FLATS – Former Yellow Jacket Keren Siebner won gold medals in the 100m butterfly and on the 400m freestyle relay team for her native Israel at the 2013 Maccabiah Games being held in Jerusalem.
The 400m freestyle relay team also set a new Israeli record.
Georgia Tech rising senior Ryan Salmon, competing for the United States, set a personal best with a time of 2:22.45 in the 200m breaststroke and finished fifth.
The Maccabiah is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition in the tradition and values of Maccabi, emphasizing the centrality of the State of Israel in the life of the Jewish people. The Maccabiah takes place every four (4) years in Israel.