(photo credit: Paul Fremantle/Perth 2011)
Nimrod Mashiah strengthened his position atop of the standings at the
windsurfing World Championships on Tuesday, finishing the day’s races in Perth,
Australia in second and first place.
The 23-year-old Israeli also ended
Monday’s opening races in second and first position, respectively, meaning he
currently leads the overall standings with just six negative
Mashiah’s closest rivals at the moment are Poland’s Prezemyslaw
Miarczynski and Piotr Myszka, who are both on 10 points.
who is battling Mashiah for Israel’s one and only windsurfing berth at the
London Olympics, recorded disappointing results for a second straight day,
finishing in ninth and 12th, respectively.
Zubari is only in 19th place
overall with an already substantial 43 points to his name.
really good for my confidence, and now I’m relaxed and ready to focus on the
next few days,” said Mashiah, who won his second straight medal at the World
Championships last year, taking a bronze in Kerteminde, Denmark a year after
claiming a silver.
“Israel is doing really well in the RS:X and the 470s.
We have a big history in our country for windsurfing. We have a big base for
training and now, even though we are young, we have a good
Gil Cohen and Vered Buskila experienced another frustrating
day in the women’s 470 Class competition in Perth, finishing Tuesday’s two races
in 17th and second positions to climb four places to ninth overall.