Israeli Olympic skater Alexei Bychenko clinched a spot at the figure skating Winter Olympics finals in Sochi, after receiving a 62.44 point score during the men’s short program.
Aside from a minor slip during his performance, Bychenko, 26, managed to complete his skate successfully and receive the points needed in order to qualify for the finals. He was ranked among the top 24 contestants in the men’s short program, finishing in 22nd place.
The men’s figure skating finals are to take place Friday evening.
On Wednesday, Israeli pairs skaters Evgeni Krasnopolsky and Andrea Davidovich ended a remarkable run at the Sochi Winter Olympics, finishing the competition in 15th position overall, after scoring 94.35 for their free skate. Their combined two-day total, including the short program score was 147.73.
Israel has yet to receive any medals in a Winter Olympics.