Israeli Olympic profiles: Nina Amir and Gil Cohen

After being hit by a car, Gil Cohen battles back to action with a new partner.

Nina Amir and Gil Cohen (photo credit: Courtesy)
Nina Amir and Gil Cohen
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Date of Birth: Cohen (July 7, 1992, age 24), Amir (January 19, 1999, 17)
Event: Women’s 470 Team Sailing
Schedule in Rio: Races – August 10-15; Medal Race – August 17
Career highlight: Ninth place in the 2016 Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia
Outlook for Rio: Cohen and Amir only first teamed up in March in a desperate final bid to reach Rio. They already did so in their first competition together, finishing in ninth place in Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia. Cohen, who represented Israel in London 2012 with Vered Bouskila, suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in 2014. But she battled back to action and has finally found a new partner in teenager Amir.