Cohen-Buskila pair closes in on medal; Mashiah fading

Israelis loog good to take a medal at the World Championships women’s 470 Class sailing competition in Perth, Australia.

By
December 17, 2011 23:57
1 minute read.
World Championships women’s 470 Class sailing

World Championships women’s 470 Class sailing 311. (photo credit: Paul Fremantle/Perth 2011))

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Gil Cohen and Vered Buskila continued their climb up the 470 Class sailing competition rankings at the World Championships on Saturday, moving into second place overall in Perth, Australia.

Cohen and Buskila ended Saturday’s races in ninth and fourth positions, respectively, and are still in with a chance of overtaking leaders Spain’s Tara Pacheco and Berta Betanzos.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


However, with only 10 points separating the Israelis in second place and an Italian pair in sixth, competition for spots on the podium will be high in Sunday’s final medal race and Cohen and Buskila have still got plenty to do to secure a medal of any color.

Meanwhile, Nimrod Mashiah dropped out of the top three in the windsurfing competition in Perth for the first time since it began on Saturday, falling to fourth overall after ending the day’s races in eighth and ninth.

Nevertheless, a third consecutive medal at the worlds is still well within Mashiah’s grasp, with the Israeli trailing Poland’s Przemyslaw Miarczynski, who is in third place, by just two points.

Even should he fail to scale the podium after Sunday’s medal race, Mashiah should move ahead of Shahar Zubari in the battle to represent Israel at the London Olympics after the latter ended a disappointing competition in 17th place overall on Saturday.

Zubari ended the day’s races in 11th and 13th, finishing well behind Mashiah and well outside the top-10, meaning he won’t even take part in the medal race and is set fall behind his rival after the second of the four events which will determine who will take part in next summer’s Olympics

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI