Chantal Gil '10 Brings Home Medals from the Maccabiah Games

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Chantal Gil ’10, a member of the Sarah Lawrence crew team who joined the Israeli National Rowing team this year following her junior year abroad in Israel, won a Silver and Bronze Medal at the 18th Maccabiah Games, which took place in Israel from July-12-23. The Maccabiah Games are the third largest sporting event in the world with more than 8,000 Jewish athletes competing from over 60 countries.

Gil and her rowing partner Chen Oshri of Ramat Gan, Israel won the Silver medal in the Women’s pair with an all time personal best time of 8:04. Gil and Oshri won the Bronze medal in the Women’s quad race.

Never having rowed before coming to Sarah Lawrence, Gil began her rowing career as a first-year student on the College’s crew team. “Chantal is a talented athlete with an incredible work ethic,” said rowing coach Carolyn Miles.