Three days into the 2014 Sochi Olympic games, Jewish-American figure skaters Jason Brown and Charlie White won bronze medals in the new team figure skating event on Sunday.
In addition to his skating, Brown has grabbed international attention for to his hairstyle. The ponytail even got its own Twitter account, @2014PonyPower, with many followers.
“I am still the same person before I left for [US] Nationals,” Brown told NBC News after it was announced he had made the US Olympic team. “I’m that crazy guy with long hair who loves to skate and loves to perform.”
Canadian-Jewish figure skater Dylan Moscvovitch also won a silver medal in the team competitions. Israel’s skiing competitor, Vladislav Bykanov, did not medal, finishing fourth in the men’s 1,500 meter short track competition.