Maccabi SA sent one gymnast to the 1935 Games and only competed again in 1961 when Edna Fisher achieved three gold medals. In 1973 the team bagged an impressive nine medals and this strong performance continued through to 1997 when Steven Friedman won three golds. Thereafter gymnastics interest declined with two athletes participating in 2013, winning a bronze medal.

Maccabi SA does not currently have an active gymnastics programme, although there are many talented young gymnasts in the community. We are currently seeking a Gymnastics Convenor to revive and develop the Maccabi SA programme. If you are interested in competing in the 2017 Maccabiah or would like to volunteer as Convenor, please contact