Israeli Windsurfers Headed to Summer Games
Two Israeli windsurfers came home in December with medals secured at the Sailing World Championships in Perth, Australia. Lee Korzits and Nimrod Mashiah both earned a spot at the 2012 Summer Olympics to be held in London, England in July and August. Korzits won the women’s gold medal in windsurfing and Nimrod Mashiah won the men’s bronze medal. Mashiah, ranked second in the world standings at the time of his win, was the first Israeli to ever win a medal in international windsurfing competitions when he was crowned vice-champion at the World Championships three years ago.