Skeleton surfer Jared Firestone made history tonight (between Sunday and Monday) when he became the first Israeli to win a gold medal in the sport, in his second competition in the North American Cup held on the track in Lake Placid in the USA.
Firestone achieved in the first round, a result of 55.20 seconds which temporarily ranked him in first place and although the second round went less well with 56.57 seconds where he finished only fifth, his total time with 1:51.77 minutes, was enough for him to win gold.
Israeli skeleton surfer Jared Firestone with the medal, photo: Private
The Irish Brandon Doyley was ranked second with a result of 27 hundredths more and the Czech Sebastian Zilnik who was ranked third, reached 36 hundredths more than the Israeli.
For Firestone, this is the best achievement of his career, when in the opening competition of the season at the same place, he finished in second place overall, after setting an overall result of 1:39.33 minutes.
The main destination of the Israeli surfer will be at the end of January, with the world championship that will be held in Switzerland.
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