Windsurfer ends Israel's medal drought

By Simon Griver, August 20, 2008

Israel's Shahar Zubari won the bronze medal in the RS:X Windsurfing competition in Qingdao.

The 21-year-old from Eilat had gone into the final race in fourth position overall but he held his nerve to finish second and edge Britain's Nick Dempsey, who could only manage seventh place, out of the bronze medal position.

"I had butterflies in my stomach before the last race," said Zubari, "but once I got started I was only focused on getting ahead of everybody else. It went very well tactically and I enjoyed the last part of the race as I knew a medal was assured."

Full story will appear in Friday's JC.

Last updated: 11:20am, September 4 2008