A Doctor and a Gold Medal Swimmer

Pictured from L to R: TV Broadcaster Moshe Gertel and Prof. Yona Tadir

Prof. Yona Tadir, a senior gynecologist and head of the Uterine Fibroid Center at the Helen Schneider Hospital for Women, Rabin Medical Center, won five gold medals in the recent 2009 Maccabiah Games. Often referred to as the Jewish Olympics, the Maccabiah Games are held every four years in Israel. Over 7,000 people from over 50 countries participated in this year's Games.

Prof. Tadir, age 65, participated in swimming events for those aged 60 and over. He won first place in the 50 meter freestyle, 50 meter butterfly stroke, 50 meter backstroke, 50x4 meter freestyle relay, and the 50x4 meter individual medley. Overall this was quite a triumph, especially in the 50 meter freestyle event where his time was 28.90 seconds, only 0.4 seconds less than the current European record.

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