The Maccabiah torchbearers are exposed!


7 senior athletes from Israel and abroad will be given the privilege of carrying the torch at the opening ceremony. 2 of them are senior swimmers Anthony Ervin is an American-Jewish swimmer, Olympic champion, world champion, and a world champion in 50-meter freestyle. Ervin had gold and silver medals from the Sydney Olympics in 2000, and in the early 2000s he won a long series of titles and set world records.

In 2003, he retired from competitive swimming, but returned to training for the London Olympics. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, he won a gold medal in the 50-meter freestyle, making him the oldest Olympic champion in history, at the age of 35.

Erwin was born in California in 1981 and is currently studying for a degree in sports, education and culture at the University of California. Fabien Gilot was one of France's greatest swimmers today and captain of the French swimming team. Won a gold medal in 4 * 100 relay in London 2012 and silver medals at the Olympics in Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.

Gilot was also named World Champion in swimming at the World Championships in Barcelona in 2013. Gilot has a tattoo on the arm with the inscription 'I am nothing in their hands' in Hebrew, a tattoo dedicated to his grandfather, the survivor of Auschwitz - Birkenau.

He is 33 years old and lives in Marseilles. Follow us Facebook Twitter Instagram

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