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Israeli woman takes sailing gold

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Lee Korzits won the Women’s RS:X competition at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

The victory by Korzits, 27, in Sunday’s race in Australia was her second in the country; she also won there in 2003.

"You have proven your considerable talent. I expect to see you at the London Olympics," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office was quoted as telling Korzits in a congratulatory phone call, referring to next year’s Games.