Nimrod Mashiah 311.
(photo credit: Israel Surfing Association)
Nimrod Mashiah dropped one place to second position overall at the Windsurfing
World Championships in Perth, Australia on Wednesday after ending the day’s one
and only race in fourth place.
Mashiah remains on six negative points as
his result from Wednesday’s race was his worst so far in the event and therefore
does not count in his total score.
However, he fell to second overall
behind Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberghe, who is also on six points but has won
more races so far in Perth.
Shahar Zubari had his best day to date in the
competition on Wednesday, finishing in third place to move up to 17th position
overall with 30 points.
Wednesday’s light winds played into Zubari’s
hands and he will be hoping for similar conditions in the coming days so that he
can close the gap on Mashiah, his rival for Israel’s one and only berth at the
windsurfing competition at the London Olympics.
Gil Cohen and Vered
Buskila enjoyed an excellent day, climbing five places in the women’s 470 Class
competition to fourth overall.
Cohen and Buskila, who are set to
represent Israel in London, won the first race of the day before ending the
second in eighth place, closing to within four points of the top three.