Jillian Schwartz wants to compete for Israel
US pole vaulter Jillian Schwartz, who competed at the Olympic Games, four World Championships and three World Indoor Championships, wants to represent Israel in future.
As Israeli media informs, new immigrant Schwartz arrived in Tel Aviv, where she will pursue her dream of vaulting back into the Olympics with Israel‘s track and field team.
After winning gold this summer at the Maccabiah Games and receiving enticing offers from Israeli athletic officials, the 30-year-old Chicago native decided to become an Israeli citizen to have a better shot at the 2012 Games in London.
Her best is 4.72 m (in 2008) but with 4.50 m she was out in the qualification at the World Championships in Berlin.
Source: EME News