Israel at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Israel at the
2018 Winter Olympics
Flag of Israel
IOC codeISR
NOCOlympic Committee of Israel
Websitewww.olympicsil.co.il
in Pyeongchang, South Korea
9–25 February 2018
Competitors10 (7 men and 3 women) in 4 sports and 10 events
Flag bearer (opening)Oleksii Bychenko[1]
Flag bearer (closing)Itamar Biran
Medals
Gold
0
Silver
0
Bronze
0
Total
0
Winter Olympics appearances (overview)

Israel competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, from 9 to 25 February 2018, with ten competitors in four sports.

Competitors[edit]

The following is a list of the number of Israeli competitors participating at the Games per sport/discipline.[2]

Sport Men Women Total
Alpine skiing 1 0 1
Figure skating 4 3 7
Short track speed skating 1 0 1
Skeleton 1 0 1
Total 7 3 10

Alpine skiing[edit]

Israel qualified one male alpine skier.[3]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Itamar Biran Men's giant slalom 1:17.52 58 1:16.19 45 2:33.71 49
Men's slalom DNF

Figure skating[edit]

In the 2017 World Figure Skating Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Oleksii Bychenko finished in 10th place with 245.96 points, and earned two quota places for the Israeli delegation in the men’s event. Isabella Tobias and Ilia Tkachenko finished in 12th place with 162.67 points, and earned one quota place in the ice dancing event.[4][5][6]

In the 2017 CS Nebelhorn Trophy in Oberstdorf, Germany, Evgeni Krasnopolski and Paige Conners finished in 8th place with 171.61 points and earned one quota place in the Pairs event.[7][8]

Bychenko and Daniel Samohin competed in the Men's singles event. Krasnopolski and Conners competed in the Pairs event. In Ice Dancing, Ronald Zilberberg and Adel Tankova represented Israel after Tkachenko’s requests for Israeli citizenship was denied.[9] Aimee Buchanan participated in the Team event in the Ladies contest, after Israel ranked among the top ten countries.[10][11]

Singles
Athlete Event SP/SD FS/FD Total
Points Rank Points Rank Points Rank
Oleksii Bychenko Men's singles 84.13 13 Q 172.88 9 257.01 11
Daniel Samohin 80.69 18 Q 170.75 11 251.44 13
Paige Conners / Evgeni Krasnopolski Pairs 60.35 19 Did not advance
Adel Tankova / Ronald Zilberberg Ice dancing 46.66 24 Did not advance
Team event
Athlete Event Short program/Short dance Free skate/Free dance
Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Rank Men's Ladies' Pairs Ice dance Total Rank
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Points
Team points
Oleksii Bychenko (M)
Aimee Buchanan (L)
Paige Conners / Evgeni Krasnopolski (P)
Adel Tankova / Ronald Zilberberg (ID)
Team event 88.49
9
46.30
1
54.47
2
44.61
1
13 8 Did not advance

Short track speed skating[edit]

Israel won a quota after Vladislav Bykanov participated at 2017–18 ISU Short Track Speed Skating World Cup Competitions.[12]

Athlete Event Heat Quarterfinal Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Vladislav Bykanov Men's 500 m 47.177 4 Did not advance
Men's 1000 m PEN Did not advance
Men's 1500 m PEN N/A Did not advance

Qualification legend: ADV – Advanced due to being impeded by another skater; FA – Qualify to medal round; FB – Qualify to consolation round; AA – Advance to medal round due to being impeded by another skater

Skeleton[edit]

Adam Edelman earned a spot for Israel through reallocation.[13][14][15]

Athlete Event Run 1 Run 2 Run 3 Run 4 Total
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Adam Edelman Men's 52.48 28 52.43 28 52.35 28 Eliminated 2:37.26 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Opening Ceremony Flagbearers - Olympic Winter Games, PyeongChang 2018" (PDF). olympic.org. International Olympic Committee (IOC). 9 February 2018. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Sinai, Allon (19 January 2018). "BLUE-AND-WHITE delegation Pyeongchang reaches 10 athletes". The Jerusalem Post.
  3. ^ "Alpine Skiing Quota List for Olympic Games 2018". www.data.fis-ski.com/. International Ski Federation (FIS). 12 December 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ Sinai, Allon (2 April 2017). "Israeli figure skater Bychenko notches 10th place at Worlds". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  5. ^ Reuters (1 April 2017). "Figure Skating-World championships ice dance results". The Economic Times. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Figure Skating Quota places for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games 2018". International Skating Union. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  7. ^ "ISU CS Nebelhorn Trophy 2017 - Pairs - Final Results". International Skating Union. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  8. ^ "N. Korean figure skating pair qualifies for PyeongChang 2018". Yonhap News Agency. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  9. ^ Sinai, Allon (22 November 2017). "Israeli athletes set to don gloves for Winter Olympics". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Pyeongchang 2018 qualified Teams for the Team Event". www.isu.org/. International Skating Union (ISU). 14 December 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  11. ^ Young Shin, Kim (12 January 2018). "10 countries qualify for PyeongChang figure skating team event". Korea.net. Government of South Korea. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  12. ^ "XXI II Olympic Winter Games 2018 PyeongChang: Qualified quota places Short Track Speed Skating". International Skating Union (ISU). 23 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  13. ^ Press. "IBSF athletes from 30 nations compete at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games". www.ibsf.org. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  14. ^ International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (14 January 2018). "Quota Allocation PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games 2018 - Men´s Skeleton - IBSF 14 January 2018" (PDF). Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Blue-and-white delegation Pyeongchang reaches 10 athletes". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 21 January 2018.