Israel’s first gold medalist is among those named to International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Gal Fridman, who won his gold this year in windsurfing, are recent gold medal winner Lenny Krayzelburg, who won four total golds in swimming for the United States in 2000 and 2004, and Sarah Hughes, the figure skating gold medal winner at the 2002 Olympics. Also named were American swimmer Dara Torres, who won nine medals, including one gold, between 1984 and 2000, and Joe Jacobi, a gold medal winner in canoeing at the 2000 Games. Ladislav Hecht, a Czechoslovak tennis star in the 1930s, Sidney Halter, the first commissioner of the Canadian Football League and Chicago sportswriter Jerome Holtzman, were also named. More information is available at www.jewishsports.net.
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