Israeli Windsurfer Lee Korzits Secures 4th World Championship

Lee Korzits, who failed to win medal at 2012 Olympics, recaptures glory by winning third consecutive world title in Brazil -and her fourth overall.

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For the third consecutive time, and fourth in her life, Israeli windsurfer Lee Korzits took first place at the RS-X World Championships in Buzios, Brazil on Tuesday.

Korzits secured her first gold medal in the 2003 World Mistral Championships.

The athlete suffered a major blow this past July when she failed to medal in the RS-X windsurfing event at the London Olympics. After being dubbed Israel's last hope for a medal in the 2012 games, she ended up placing sixth.

Korzits came in first in the three heats held the previous day, and continued her streak on Tuesday. Another Israeli contender, Maayan Davidovich, placed second, pushing the U.K.'s Bryony Shaw to third place.

In 2011 Korzits won the RS-X World Championships in Australia, and last year she sailed to a gold medal at the championships in Spain.

In the men's windsurfing event, Nimrod Mashiah was ranked fourth and still has a chance to medal when the competition continues on Wednesday. Shahar Zubari placed seventh and lost his chance to make it to the podium.   

Lee Kurzits, four-time windsurfing champion.Credit: AP