Korzits primed for World Windsurfing repeat

The 28-year-old Israeli will begin Wednesday’s decisive Medal Race with a four-point lead over Poland’s Zofia Klepacka.

March 28, 2012 05:54
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Lee Korzits Windsurfs

ISRAEL'S Lee Korzits Windsurfs 311. (photo credit: Richard Langdon/Perth 2011))


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Lee Korzits will enter the final day of the World Windsurfing Championships in prime position to win her second straight gold medal in the event after Tuesday’s races were canceled due to 40 knot gusts in Cadiz, Spain.

The 28-year-old Israeli, who became the youngest ever windsurfing world champion in Cadiz in 2003 and won her second gold in the event just last December, will begin Wednesday’s decisive Medal Race in first position, holding a four-point lead over Poland’s Zofia Klepacka.

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Korzits will need to finish no more than one place below Klepacka in the final race of the seven-day competition to secure another gold and cement her place as the clear favorite for the London Olympics.

That is assuming the raging winds don’t cancel the Medal Race as well, which will give Korzits the gold without even surfing.

Regardless, Korzits is already guaranteed at least a bronze medal in Cadiz after winning four of the 10 races in Andalusia, never finishing below sixth.

Ma’ayan Davidovich, who won a silver medal at the European Championships in February which Korzits missed through illness, is currently in eighth place overall.

The cancellation of Tuesday’s races ended any hope Israel’s men had of claiming a medal.

Nimrod Mashiah remained in sixth place overall and is set to increase his lead over Shahar Zubari in the battle to represent Israel at the Olympics, with Zubari to enter the Medal Race in ninth position.

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