This past weekend, Julian Krinsky was honored as a "Legend" at the Maccabiah Gala Brunch. He was in good company with other Jewish Legends; Mark Spitz, Jason Lezak, Larry Brown, and Tal Brody.
Julian, born in South Africa, was an outstanding young tennis player. He competed for South Africa in tennis at the 8th and 9th Maccabiah Games. After immigrating to the U.S. in 1977, Julian, once again, played at the Maccabiah Games, this time in squash, representing the USA at the 11th Maccabiah. He won bronze and silver medals.
Julian told the crowd of 450 attendees: "Playing at Wimbledon and the French Open in 1969 and 1970 did not hold a candle to playing for South Africa and America at the Maccabi games in Israel.
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