Israel windsurfers dominate Worlds in Cyprus

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November 27, 2016 06:09
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Israel’s windsurfers won the gold medals in the men’s and women’s events at the RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships for a second straight year in Limassol, Cyprus on Saturday.

Yoav Omer defended his title with ease, while Katy Spychakov claimed the women’s competition.

Omer clinched the title even before Saturday’s medal race, which he won as well to finish with just 14 negative points. Israel’s Tom Reuveny took the bronze medal in the overall competition and finished first in the under-17 event.

“I am happy to be able to win this competition before the medal race,” said Omer. “I came here with the focus to win this event. After this championship I am officially qualified to compete at my last event for the season at the Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship. I will then move up to the RSX seniors for next season.”

Spychakov entered Saturday five points back of countrywoman Noy Drihan, who won the title last year. But she climbed up to first place thanks to her victory in the medal race, finishing one point ahead of Drihan, who had to settle for the silver medal after coming fourth on Saturday.

Maya Morris finished in fourth overall, missing out on the bronze medal and an all-Israeli podium by a single point.

“These windsurfers will be our faces at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” said Israel Sailing Association chairman Gili Amir.

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