Monday, February 10, 2014

Jewish Canadian skater helps bring home a medal

Dylan Moscovitch, who might be the only Jew competing for Canada at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has helped bring home a silver medal.

Dylan Moscovitch and Kirsten Moore-Towers
at the Nationals [Danielle Earl photo]
The Toronto-born skater, who trains in Waterloo, Ont., competed with Kirsten Moore-Towers in team figure skating and earned nine points out of the 65 total for Team Canada.

In the new team competition, athletes from all categories – ice dance, pairs figure skating, singles – perform and the team with the highest total score wins. Russia came in first with 75 points, and the U.S. earned bronze with 60.

Also contributing to the team were individual competitors Patrick Chan, Kevin Reynolds and Kaetlyn Osmond, as well as Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford in pairs and ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Moscovitch and Moore-Towers will be competing on Tuesday in the short program in pairs figure skating, and in the free skate on Wednesday.

Listen below to The CJN's Cara Stern's interview with Moscovitch from shortly before he left for Sochi.

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