Israel Duo Tipped to Win RS:X Windsurfing World Championships

DailyStoke Team

The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships will be contested at Lake Garda in Torbole, northern Italy later this year, and two Israeli stars have been touted as favourites to win by the fans. The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships will begin on Sunday, September 22 and run until Saturday, September 28.

RS:X Windsurfing World Championships betting favourites

Three-time podium finisher Nimrod Mashiah has never clinched the world title—he was second in 2009 and came third in 2010-11—but 198 fans on the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships Facebook page voted his the top contender to change that in 2019. Defending champion Dorian van Rijsselberge came second with half that amount of votes (89), per WindsurfingNZ.com.

Another Israeli star, Lee Korzits, 34, received the most votes (161) to win what be her fifth world crown in September. Again, Korzits beat the next most voted female, Poland’s Zofia Klepacka, by at least double in the ballot as she received only 73 votes.

Korzits won her first world title in 2003 when she was still a teenager, adding three more to her tally between 2011 and 2013. Aside from those four gold medals, she’s never finished on the podium.

Three of Israel’s nine Olympic medals have come in windsurfing, not to mention the nation’s only gold was won by Gal Fridman in the men’s sailboard at Athens 2004.

Photo by Formula Windsurfing

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