ISRAEL'S Lee Korzits Windsurfs 311.
(photo credit: Richard Langdon/Perth 2011))
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.
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.
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
That is assuming the raging winds don’t cancel the Medal Race
as well, which will give Korzits the gold without even
Regardless, Korzits is already guaranteed at least a bronze
medal in Cadiz after winning four of the 10 races in Andalusia, never finishing
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