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Israeli Lee Korzits wins gold medal at Sailing World Cup, secures spot at 2012 London Olympics

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March 28, 2012
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Israeli windsurfer secures spot in 2012 Olympic Games after winning first place in Cadiz. Last day of sailing canceled due to weather conditions

Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits won the women’s RS:X title at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Cadiz, Spain on Wednesday after weather conditions prevented organizers from holding the medal race.

This marks the third time Korzits wins the world championship, the first being in Cadiz in 2003, and the second in Perth, Australia last December.

The Israeli windsurfer, who recently celebrated her 28th birthday, has known a turbulent career during which she had left the sport, been injured and underwent a surgery that left her inactive for almost two months. However, she made a swift recovery evident in last week’s race.

Kortzis achieved an almost perfect record in the Cadiz World Cup, winning four sails and being in the lead throughout the competition. The gold medal now secures her a spot at the London Olympic Games.

This will be her second appearance at the Olympics, after competing in Athens in 2004. Her recent win in Spain will award her with a NIS 100,000 grant. Her coach, Ben Finkelstein will receive half of the amount.

Source: Ynetnews.com


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