NEW YORK (Dec. 8)
Six Jewish athletes and sports officials will be inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in Netanya, Israel early next year, it was announced by Joseph Siegman of Los Angeles, chairman. They are:
The late Senda Berenson, the first director of physical education (1892-1911) at Smith College, Northhampton, Mass., and chairperson of the U.S. Women’s Basketball Committee from 1905-1917. She was one of the first three women inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Springfield, Mass.
Alain Calmat, the French Minister of Yough and Sports. He was a world champion figure skater from 1963-65 and the European champion from 1962-64. He placed second in the 1964 Olympics. He is a practicing surgeon and the only Jewish athlete ever to light the Olympic torch, opening the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France.
Sir Arthur Abraham Gold, a British high-jumper who competed internationally in 1937. He served as coach and honorary secretary of the British Amateur Athletic Board from 1965-77 and later as president of the European Track and Field Association.
Boris Gurevich of the Soviet Union, a Greco-Roman wrestler who was a world champion in the flyweight division from 1953-55 and winner of an Olympic gold medal in 1952.
Walentin Mankin of the Soviet Union, the only yachtsman to win Olympic gold medals in three different classes of boats: Solo, 1968; Tempest, 1972; and Star, 1980. He took a silver medal in the Tempest class in the 1976 Olympics.
Szabados Miklos of Hungary, whose 16 world table tennis championships included one singles title (1931), six doubles titles (1929-35) and three mixed doubles titles (1931, 1934 and 1935).
The six inductees, chosen by the International Selection Committee chaired by Haskell Cohen of Fort Lee, N.J., will join 83 others. The Hall of Fame was founded in the United States by the U.S. Committee Sports for Israel in 1978, and has been housed at the Wingate School of Physical Education, Netanya, for the past six years.