|Host city||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|Debuting countries|| Colombia |
|Main venue||Ramat Gan Stadium|
In swimming, Marilyn Ramenofsky of the US, who three years later was to win a silver medal at the Olympics in the 400-Meter Freestyle, won a gold medal in the 400-Meter Freestyle Relay and a bronze in the 400-Meter Freestyle. She led the US swimming team, which won all but two events.
Angelica Rozeanu of Israel, who in her career won 17 world titles, was the women's table tennis singles champion.
First-time participants in 1961 included Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Congo-Kinshasa.
135 athletes from the United States participated in the 6th Maccabiah, as well as 9 coaches, 6 managers, 3 doctors, and 2 trainers. The team was sponsored by the United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc.
Medals by Sport
|Track and Field||16||11||13||40|
|Totals (13 sports)||67||36||32||135|
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