Israeli ice dancers in 10th place


(JTA) — Israel’s ice dancing team at the Winter Olympics was in 10th place following the compulsory round.

Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky performed a tango last Friday night at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada. The brother-and-sister duo earned a score of 34.38.

“We think of personal results out there, not personal bests,” Roman Zaretsky told the Jerusalem Post after the routine. “We skate for our friends, our family and of course, for our country.”

The Zaretskys will perform again on Sunday and Monday nights. They will skate to "Hava Nagila" for the original dance and to music from "Schindler’s List" for the free dance.

Americans Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, who is Jewish, were in fourth place following the compulsories. The duo won the silver medal in 2006.

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