Israeli ice dancers close to Olympic medal

By Danny Caro, February 22, 2010
Ice dancers Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky

Ice dancers Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky

Israel's ice dancing team at the Winter Olympics are in 10th place following the first two rounds of the figure skating in Vancouver.

Roman and Alexandra Zaretsky, who performed a tango on Friday night in which they gained a score of 34.38, performed ‘Hava Nagilla’ in last night's original dance, scoring 55 points.

They are 15 points off the medals, going into tonight’s final round, in which they will dance to music from Schindler's List for their free dance routine.

Americans Tanith Belbin and Benjamin Agosto, who is Jewish, are in fourth place.

Skier Mikhail Renzhin was due to compete in his first event, the giant slalom, yesterday, but the event was postponed until Tuesday for weather-related reasons.

Biathlete Laura Spector finished 77th and 65th respectively in her two individual events at Whistler's Olympic Park. She will also compete in the team relay.

Last updated: 10:24am, February 22 2010