Vered Buskila

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Vered Buskila
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Vered Buskila in 2012
Personal information
Nickname(s) Vardush
Born (1983-05-23) May 23, 1983 (age 31)
Bat Yam, Israel
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight 154 lbs (70 kg)
Sport
Country Israel
Sport Sailing
Event(s) Women's 420; Women's 470 Class Two-Person Dinghy
Club Hapoel Tel Aviv
Coached by Ilan Basik Tashtash

Vered "Vardush" Buskila (born May 23, 1983) is an Israeli Olympic sailor, and competes in the 470 Class double-handed monohull planing dinghy with a centerboard, Bermuda rig, and center sheeting.[1][2] She won a world championship in the women's 420 at the age of 15, and a bronze medal in the world championships in the 470 six years later.

Biography[edit]

Buskila is Jewish, and was born in Bat Yam, Israel.[3][4] She studied law and political science at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, in Israel.[2]

Sailing career[edit]

She learned to sail with Hapoel Bay Yam and with the Maccabi Zevelun Club in Bat Yam.[4][5] She sails now for Hapoel Tel Aviv.[2]

In 1998, at the age of 15, she partnered with Limor Kliger, 16, and won the women's world 420 yachting championship in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece.[6][7] They defeated 47 other teams, from 16 countries.[8]

In 2000, she partnered with Nike Kornecki, and in 2001 they won a bronze medal at the European Championships in Ireland.[4][5] In 2004, they won bronze medals in both the European Championship in Germany and the 470 World Championship in Zadar, Croatia.[2][4]

Buskila competed on behalf of Israel at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, in the Women's 470 Class Two-Person Dinghy with Kornecki, and came in 18th.[1] They won a silver medal in the 2005 European Championship.[5]

She competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in the Women's 470 Class Two-Person Dinghy with Kornecki, and came in fourth.[1]

Buskila returned to sailing with a new partner, Gil Cohen, in 2010.[9]

On December 24, 2012, Vered Buskila announced her retirement, telling the First Channel TV News: "It would be very painful for me to see the opening ceremony of the next Olympic Games, in which I will not be taking part - but one must know when to stop". She disclosed that, having studied Law concurrently with her sailing activity, she intends to have a new career as a lawyer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vered Buskila". Sports-reference. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Vered Buskila". Sailing.org. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Jewishinstlouis.org. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Vered Buskila (1983–)". Jewishvirtuallibrary.org. 2011. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c Tammy Berger. "Our Representatives at the Olympics". IDC Herzliya. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  6. ^ Heather Chait (August 2, 1998). "Young yachtswomen win world 420 title". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  7. ^ Heather Chait (August 3, 1998). "Buskila, Kliger on top of the world". The Jerusalem Post. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Mideast Report". Jweekly. August 7, 1998. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  9. ^ [1]

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