Israel rises in rank, just misses medal at European Curling Championships

The Israeli National Curling team moved up to No. 34 in the world with a strong showing at the European Curling Championships in Denmark this month.
Although the Israeli curlers ended up losing in the bronze medal game to Latvia, they were able to garner the respect of the curling world.
The European B Group Championships consisted of 16 teams split into two groups of eight teams. Israel competed in a group with Austria, Latvia, England, Slovakia, Spain, Croatia, and Estonia.
In the round-robin stage Israel ended with a 4-3 record earning them a playoff spot as the number three team in the group behind Austria and Latvia.