Alexei Bychenko

Israel's Alexei Bychenko performs in the men's single short program team event at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. 

Figure skater Alexei Bychenko kicked off Israel’s bid for its first-ever Winter Olympics medal with a strong performance early Friday, positioning the country to squeek into the team event finals.

Bychenko’s clean short program earned him a second place finish. However, Israel stumbled in the pairs short program, knocking the country back to fifth place in the 10-team field.

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