track and field
A member of the Israel's first-ever Olympic team, Bitan competed in the men's high jump at the 1952 Helsinki Games. During the preliminaries, Bitan's best jump was 1.80-meters (5'10-3/4") which was not good enough to qualify him for the finals (he needed a jump of 6'1-5/8").
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New York Times, July 21-August 2, 1952