TEL AVIV (Aug. 31)
United States athletes participating in the sixth Maccabiah Games at Ramat Gan, near here, have thus far taken 10 medals. They also won second place in each of six men’s events, while one of the Americans, Judy Shapiro, of California, got third in the 800-meter run. Americans in the track and field competition, who had been favored in that sport, won three of the 10 men’s and women’s titles.
The first gold medal winner among the Americans, thus far, is Milton Friend, of Malden, Mass. A rifleman, he won the small-bore contest with a score of 579 out of a possible maximum total of 600 points. In the 100-meter spring, second, third and fourth places were taken by Americans — respectively Jonas Spiegel, a University of Maryland graduate; Stan Freed, Temple University, Philadelphia; and Steve Robbins, University of Arizona.