Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Sport: Swimming
Inducted: 2024
Country: Israel
Born: Jerusalem, Israel

Ron Bolotin

Ron Bolotin won 11 swimming medals in freestyle and butterfly – three gold, five silver, three bronze – in six Paralympic Games between 1980 and 2000.

As a young IDF soldier, Bolotin lost a leg in a landmine explosion. During rehabilitation he turned to swimming and became a member of the Israeli national team for the disabled. He won the national championship 1976 and European championship in 1979, setting a world record in the 100-meter butterfly.

Bolotin also won gold at European championships in 1979,1986 and 1990. He coached the national paralympic swimming team in 1988.

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