Maccabi Victoria Alumni head to the Olympics

Maccabi Home Grown Olympic Stars

Jemima Montag

Jemima Montag, at just 26, has firmly established her legitimacy in the Maccabi Hall of Fame. From her beginnings in a proud Maccabi family, she excelled in under-age racewalking competitions in Australia and Oceania, leading to a gold medal in the 20km walk at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Her trajectory continued with a sixth-place finish at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. In February 2022, she broke Jane Saville’s 18-year-old 20km Walk Australian record, and later that year placed fourth at the World Championships. Jemima defended her Commonwealth Games title in Birmingham and secured a silver medal at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, setting a new Australian record. She further improved this record in 2024 and qualified for the Paris Olympics in a new relay event. Now, we’re on the road to Paris, and we can’t wait to see what she does next…

Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva

Alexandra (Sasha) Kiroi-Bogatyreva set a new benchmark in rhythmic gymnastics at 16, winning two bronze medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She dominated Australian competitions, securing nine national titles over 2018 and 2019, and represented Australia at seven World Cups and two World Championships. Highlights include gold, silver, and bronze at the 2020 Berlin International Masters. Training in Baku prepared her for the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games, where she won gold in clubs, silver in the team event, and bronze individually. In May 2024, she won the all-around title at the European Championships, securing her spot for Paris 2024. On 18th June, she was announced as part of the Australian Olympic Team. Watch out world, here comes our Olympian Sasha!