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USA Wins Maccabiah Gold

    

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USA Wins Maccabiah Gold

The USA has won the Gold Medal at the Men's 15s rugby event at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The Maccabiah Games are the Jewish Olympics, a multi-national, multi-sport sporting festival that attracts world-class athletes. The rugby competition is a hotly-contested event every four years, and the USA won their first 15s gold medal since 1997.

On Sunday, the USA team, behind an MVP performance from Chase Schor-Haskin, one of the youngest players on the first, defeated South Africa 31-21 in the final.

The USA beat Australia and Israel to make the semis, and then beat Argentina in the semifinals on Thursday. Australia took Bronze with a victory over Argentina.