Isarel, Maccabiah - Adding to the medal count for team USA at the 2017 Maccabiah games was Columbia swimmer Jessica Antiles on July 10th as she clocked in with a second-place time of 4:58.27 in the final of the 400 Individual Medley to capture a silver medal. Along with Antiles 400 IM silver-medal performance, she followed up with a bronze-medal perfromance in the 200 IM to cap a 1-2-3 team USA sweep in the event.
Antiles added fourth-place finishes in the 200 backstroke (2:20.890 and 100 breaststroke (1:13.59) to her fantastic Maccabiah games showing.
The Maccabiah games (July 4-18), which are held every four years, are the world's third-largest sporting event. About 10,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will compete in the 43-sport Olympic style competition.