Jewish athletes take silver, gold
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Jewish athletes take silver, gold

NEW YORK (JTA) — Two Jewish athletes took home medals at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. 

Steve Meisler won a gold medal for the United States in the four-man bobsled, pushing his team to a combined time of 3:24:46 in the four-heat race. 

Jewish ice dancer Charlie White claimed a silver medal in ice dancing along with partner Meryl Davis. 

White’s victory edged a fellow ice dancer and American Jew, Ben Agosto, off the medal podium. Agosto and his partner, Tanith Belbin, finished fourth. The pair won a silver medal at the 2006 games. 

Other Jewish competitors in ice dancing, the Israeli brother-sister duo Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky, finished 10th. Their routines included music from "Schindler’s List" and "Hava Nagila," and in one performance, Roman wore a yarmulke. 

Israel’s third Olympic athlete, skier Mikail Renzhin, finished 35th in the slalom and 55th in the giant slalom. 

Laura Spector, a Jewish biathlete from Massachusetts, finished 65th and 77th in the two races in which she competed. 

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