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Israeli Figure Skater Alexei Bychenko's Routine to 'Hava Nagila' in the Olympics

Israel's figure skating team placed eighth out of 10 teams, not qualifying in the winter Olympic games

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Israel's Alexei Bychenko performs in the men's single short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Israel's Alexei Bychenko performs in the men's single short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018Credit: AP Photo/Julie Jacobson
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Israel’s figure skating team failed to qualify for the finals in the event.

At the end of the short program on Sunday Israel was in eighth place out of 10 teams, finishing ahead of Korea and France.

The ice dance team of Adel Tankova and Ronald Zilberg and women’s skater Aimee Buchanan finished in last place in their categories, both in competition on Sunday. On Friday, men’s skater Alexei Bychenko, skating to “Hava Nagila,” finished second in his short program, and the pairs team of Paige Conners and Evgeni Krasnopolski finished ninth.

Israel has never won a medal in the Winter Olympic Games. Its 10-member team is the largest delegation ever sent to a Winter Games by Israel.

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