01.02.2012 08.Schwat. 5772
American immigrant Jillian Schwartz is pleased as pie to be representing Israel in London.
Jillian Schwartz has been inundated with telephone calls over the past two days. Everyone, it seems, wants to congratulate the 23-year-old pole-vaulter on qualifying for a place at the London Games. While this won't be Schwartz's first Olympics – she represented the United States in Athens in 2004 – it will be the first one where she will have the symbol of the State of Israel on her uniform. And she's absolutely delighted about it.
"This is a very special and very emotional moment," she told Haaretz this week. Schwartz immigrated to Israel after the 2009 Maccabiah Games, where she represented the U.S….