60 Sporting Heroes: No. 30 Udi Gal and Gidi Kliger
April 4, 2008 00:37
For the vast majority of the 60 sporting superstars included in this list, their time has already come, their greatest achievements have already been realized.
But Udi Gal and Gidi Kliger are different. They may have already established themselves as the greatest ever Israeli sailing pairing and one of the best in the world, but their destiny is just around the corner, at this summer's Olympic games in Beijing.
Gal and Kliger are currently ranked third in the International Sailing Federation's world rankings for the 470 class men's two person dinghy and have set their sights on bringing home a medal in August.
Their achievements to date are more than impressive. In January the duo won the bronze medal at the 470 Class Sailing World Championships in Melbourne, the third straight year they have finished in third place, and just last week they took the silver medal at the HRH Princess Sofia Trophy 2008 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
However it is Olympic glory they yearn for after finishing a disappointing 13th in Athens four years ago. At this rate few would bet against them.
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