With a 5th place finish in today's America's Cup race in Lake Placid, NY, skeleton athlete Bradley Chalupski has earned Israel her first ever medal in Skeleton.
"It's an incredible honor to win a medal for an entire nation. I feel thankful, proud and amazing," said Chalupski.
David Greaves, the Secretary-General of the Israeli Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, had this to say: "As a former athlete member of the IBSF, my role now as volunteer is to help in any way that I can and to assist young Jewish athletes hoping to represent Israel in the sports of Bobsled and Skeleton. If these great young athletes can take away even half the of what I got out of my experience as an athlete, then all our work with be well worth it. News of Bradley’s first medal and our Federation’s first ever skeleton Medal will now sit alongside our bobsled medals and will help blaze a trail for other young athletes. Bradley and Israel and all Jewish sports enthusiasts should be proud, as I am. Mazal tov Brad."
The IBSF extends its undying gratitude to the generous supporters who have brought us to this point in our history. And to Bradley, a hearty MAZEL TOV!