Israeli youth windsurfers snag four gold medals at World Championships in Poland

“My goal was to win a medal in Poland and I’m happy that it was a gold,” said 16-year-old Omer from Sdot Yam.

July 20, 2015 23:09
Israeli youth windsurfing Worlds medalists

Israeli youth windsurfing Worlds medalists . (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Israel’s Noy Drihan and Yoav Omer returned home to a hero’s welcome after winning the girls and boys events, respectively, at the 2015 windsurfing Youth World Championship over the weekend in Gdynia, Poland.

Over 130 sailors from 28 countries and five continents competed for the titles, but it was Israel’s windsurfers who claimed the gold medals in all four competitions, with 15-year-old Drihan of Eilat winning the Under-17 as well as the U19 event, while Kfir Azulay, also of Eilat, finished in first place in the boys U17’s and Omer triumphed in the U19’s.

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“I knew there were high expectations from me, but I gave my all and I’m delighted,” said Drihan, who was also crowed European youth champion two weeks ago.

“My goal was to win a medal in Poland and I’m happy that it was a gold,” said 16-year-old Omer from Sdot Yam.

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