Track and field athletics is one of several sports contested at the quadrennial Maccabiah Games competition. It has been a Maccabiah Games sport since the inaugural edition of the event in 1932.[1]

Though not as competitive in recent years, several world-class and Olympic athletes have competed at the Games in the past, such as 1964 Olympic 4 x 100 metres relay medalist Gerry Ashworth (who competed in 1965),[2] former shot put indoor world record holder Gary Gubner (in 1961),[3] and 1932 Olympic shot put gold medalist Lillian Copeland (in 1935).[4]

References

  1. ^ "המכביות: המשחקים האולימפיים של העם היהודי". Lib.cet.ac.il. Retrieved 2018-05-23.
  2. ^ "U.S. RELAY TEAMS SNAP 2 RECORDS; Runners Score in Tel Aviv as Maccabiah Games End". 1 September 1965 – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ Maule, Tex. "THE BOY WHO MAY BECOME THE WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN".
  4. ^ "Lillian Copeland". 29 March 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-03-29.