mashiah windsurfing 311.
(photo credit: RS:X Championships Web site)
Nimrod Mashiah won his second straight medal at the RS:X Windsurfing World
Championships on Saturday, finishing in third position in Kerteminde,
The 22-year-old from Michmoret, who claimed a silver medal at
the event last year, joins Amit Inbar and Gal Fridman as the only Israelis to
win multiple medals at the championships.
Mashiah entered Saturday’s
medal race in third place, and after leading for much of the final day, ended
the race in sixth to hold on to third overall.
Israel’s two-time reigning
European Champion, Shahar Zubari, was disappointing at the worlds yet again,
finishing in 17th place a year after coming 13th.
While Zubari, the 2008
Beijing bronze medalist, has shined at the Europeans, Mashiah only came
place in the last two continental championships.
However, he has
outperformed Zubari at the worlds and the results in Demark further
the fight between the two to represent Israel at the 2012 London
each country only being allowed to send one windsurfer to the Games.
Korzits missed out on a medal in the women’s competition in Demark,
sixth position overall after only managing to end the medal race in
Despite the disappointment, the 26-year-old 2003 World Champion
can be pleased with her performance over the past week, meeting the
Committee of Israel’s criteria for the London Games.
Israel’s leading female windsurfer in recent years, who ended July’s
10th place, finished in 29th position.