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Hostein said, noting the case of Russian figure skater and silver medalist Irina Slutskaya, whose father’s family is believed to be Jewish. Hostein said that her staff received assurances from Jewish communal leaders and government officials in Russia that Ms. So the wire service included her on a list of Jewish athletes sent out before the Olympics, only to see the figure skater cross herself on television at the end of each routine.
She began skating competitively at age eleven, but her first major success came with the 2000 US Championships, where she placed first in the short skate and second overall in the free skate.
After the 2006 Olympics she skated in exhibitions and in movies and television, playing roles in CSI: New York, Blades of Glory, and the Weather Channel’s Tornado Week, where she demonstrated a tornado’s power with her own tight spins.
This article originally appeared in, and is reprinted with permission of, The Forward.
All told, three of the top four finishers in the women’s figure skating competition are known to have at least one Jewish parent.
In the world of Jewish journalism, several editors said, such a strong showing would have normally merited a story, especially with Ms. “Jews have a place in every sector of American cultural, political and business life,” said Jonathan Tobin, editor of the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia.
Sivorinovsky said, referring to the family’s Jewishness.