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Sochi Olympics get first Jewish medalists

(JNS.org) Three days into the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, Jewish-American figure skaters Jason Brown and Charlie White won bronze medals at the team figure skating competitions Sunday, Feb. 9. In addition to his skating, Brown has grabbed international attention due to his hairstyle. Brown’s flowing ponytail seemed to move with the skater symmetrically as he danced. The ponytail even got its own Twitter account, @2014PonyPower, with many followers. “I am still the same person before I left for [U.S.] Nationals,” he said. “I’m that crazy guy with long hair who loves to skate and loves to perform,” Brown told NBC News.

Canadian-Jewish figure skater Dylan Moscvovitch also won a silver medal in the team competitions. Israel’s skiing competitor, Vladislav Bykanov, finished fourth in the men’s 1,500 meter short track competition.

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