Windsurfer Lee Korzits is still in second place overall in the women's RS:X event at the London Olympics after Wednesday's races. Korzits finished the day's first race - the third overall - in seventh place, and crossed the finish line in second place in the day's second race. She now trails Marina Alabau Neira of Spain, who has picked up just five penalty points, compared to the Israeli's 13 points. Germany's Moana Delle is third, with 16 points.
In Wednesday's first race, Korzits passed the first mark in seventh place, 1:30 minutes behind the leader, who continued to open up a massive lead over her rivals. Korzits was still in seventh place after rounding the second mark, but the gap between her and Neira continued to grow.
In the second race, Korzits started well and was in third place as she reached the first mark. By the time she reached the second, she had moved one place up the standings but was unable to catch Neira, who led throughout the entire race.
After the day's competition, Korzits said her job had been made more difficult because of choppy water off the coast of Weymouth. "I had to work very hard throughout the entire day," she said. "The wind changed direction several times, which meant that competitors changed position throughout the race. So far, I am disappointed with the way I have started each race. I decided not to take any risks because the judges are being very strict and I can't afford to be disqualified. I'm having to rely on my speed and so far I have made up for my slow starts."
In the Laser Radial event, meanwhile, Nufar Edelman climbed to 30th in the overall ranking, after finishing the fifth race in 29th place, and then finishing third in the sixth race - her best result of the Games so far.
In the men's RS:X event, Shahar Zubari continues to disappoint. He finished Wednesday's two races in 17th and 10th place, leaving him 10th overall. The top 10 competitors will go in the medal race on August 7.