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Israelis Win Gold, Silver At World Sailing Championships

Israel on Saturday dominated the mixed-gender category at the 470 World Championships, with Gil Cohen and Noam Homri winning the gold medal at the sailing tournament in Portugal.

Also winning a medal were fellow Israelis Tal Sade and Noa Lasry, who took silver.

Nitai Hasson and Tamar Saar finished seventh in the category.

“This is a big day for Israeli sailing,” Shai Buber, head of the Israel Sailing Association, was quoted saying by the Walla news site. “We’re already waiting to recreate the accomplishment at the world championships next year.”

This article first appeared in The Times of Israel, an Israeli based online newspaper.