Israel has achieved a new personal record during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games – The brother-and-sister pair, Alexandra and Roman Zaretski, got the 10th place (scored 34.38) in the first event of the Ice Dance (a form of figure skating done in pairs).
You might think that 10th place isn’t very good, but believe me, in a hot country like Israel, where snow is a very rare thing, 10th place in the first round is VERY good.
The siblings, who represent Israel in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, have done a great job until now. They competed against 23 other pairs from all over the world. They have two more events ahead of them.
The leading couple so far is the Russian pair, Oksana Domnina and Maksim Shabalin, who got 43.76 in the first event and the first runner-up pair is the Canadian Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who got 42.74.
IISF Olympic presentation (video from fmpaso750 on youtube.com)