Moshe Weinberg

 Moshe Weinberg was born in Israel and began his athletic career at a young age at Hapoel Haifa where he was a star for not only his association but also for the Israel national team. Due to his efforts, the Carmel had some of the best wrestlers in the country during the 1960’s. For an eight-year period, he was both the youth and senior champion in freestyle Greco-Roman wrestling and represented Israel on the international scene while also winning the gold medal at the Maccabiah. After completing his Israel Defense Force service, Weinberg completed his studies at the Wingate Institute’s Physical Education Academy and later joined the faculty as an instructor and senior staff member.

He coached the Hapoel Tel Aviv wrestling team as well as the national team and invested great efforts in the training of the two immigrants from Russia – Eliezer Halfin and Mark Slavin, who were murdered together with him in Munich. Moshe Weinberg was 33 years old at the time of his death and left behind a wife and infant. He was laid to rest in Petah Tikva.

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