The latest Israeli sports results: two W’s in the pride column.
In Vancouver, the brother-sister ice dancing team of Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky finished out of the medals in their second Winter Olympics appearance. But, performing to Jewish music in their final two routines, the pair ended in 10th place, a great improvement over their final 23rd place showing four years ago in Turin.
Two names to keep in mind — Alexandra and Roman Zaretsky.
They’re Israel’s top-ranked ice dancing team, 22nd- place finishers in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games at Turin, and likely competitors in Vancouver next year.
This week they took part in the European Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, which ends on Sunday. The brother and sister — Alexandra is sometimes knows as Sasha — were in the middle of the pack after the compulsory dance part of the program.