Women's Swimming's Ehrlich Takes Gold, Silver at Maccabiah Games

The 2012-13 Harvard women's swimming team huddles during a dual with Columbia (photo courtesy Kevin Burns).

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marlee Ehrlich, a rising sophomore on the Harvard women's swimming and diving team, earned a gold and a silver medal at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel this week. Ehrlich is representing the United States at the event.  

The Maccabiah Games is held in Israel every four years for Jewish athletes and citizens of Israel. The international event started in 1932 and has been contested 18 times before 2013.

Ehrlich started the games by finishing the 400-meter freestyle in 4:21.40 during the event's final on Tuesday. She was in second behind Martina Marks of Israel, who touched the wall in 4:20.09.

The next day, Ehrlich rebounded to win the 800-meter freestyle showdown. She finished in 9:02, earning the gold medal.

Currently, the United States is second in the medal count to Israel.