Nimrod Mashiah

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Nimrod Mashiah
Personal information
Native name נמרוד משיח
Ethnicity Jewish
Born (1988-07-10) July 10, 1988 (age 28)
Eilat, Israel
Residence Mikhmoret, Israel
Sport
Country Israel
Sport Men's Windsurfing
Event(s) RS:X
Coached by Gal Fridman (through 2013); Tom Korzits (2013–present)
Achievements and titles
Highest world ranking 1 (RS:X, 2010)

Nimrod Mashiah (also spelled Nimrod Mashiach; Hebrew: נמרוד משיח, born July 10, 1988) is an Israeli windsurfer.[1]

In 2001, Mashiah received the Young Artist Award as an Outstanding Young Actor in an International Commercial for his role as a diver/actor in a television commercial. Mashiah was the 2009 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships silver medalist, and won the bronze medal at both the 2010 and 2011 World Championships.[2]

In September 2010, he was ranked # 1 in the world in men's windsurfing. In September 2014, Israel qualified to have a male RS:X windsurfer represent Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Mashiah winning the quota place. He is Jewish, and lives in Mikhmoret, Israel.[1][3]

Acting career[edit]

In 2001, at the 22nd Young Artist Awards, Mashiah received the Young Artist Award as an Outstanding Young Actor in an International Commercial for his role as a diver/actor in a Cheltenham & Gloucester television commercial "The Pearl".[4][5][6]

Windsurfing career[edit]

Gal Fridman, an Israeli former windsurfer and Olympic gold medalist, was Mashiah's coach until 2013, when he took on as his new coach Tom Korzits, the brother of Israeli four-time world champion windsurfer Lee Korzits.[7][8][9]

In 2001 Mashiah won the gold medal in Thailand and was the Youth World Champion in the 15-year-old age group in windsurfing, in 2003 he won the bronze medal at the Youth European Championship, and in 2004 he won the silver medal at the Youth World Championship.[1][10][11]

In 2009, at the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Weymouth, England, Mashiah won the silver medal, behind Britain's 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Nick Dempsey.[12][13]

In September 2010, at the age of 22, at the RS:X Windsurfing World Championships in Kerteminde, Denmark, he won the bronze medal.[12][14] That month he was ranked #1 in the world in men's windsurfing.[15] In December 2010, the Olympic Committee of Israel named him the athlete of the year.[14] Mashiah received a cash prize of NIS 40,000.[14]

In September 2011, at the RS:X European Championship in Burgas, Bulgaria, he finished eighth.[16][17]

In December 2011, at the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Perth, Australia, Mashiah came in third behind Dorian van Rijsselberghe of the Netherlands and Piotr Myszka of Poland and won a bronze medal.[7][18]

2008 Olympic bronze medal winner Shahar Zubari took Israel's berth in men's windsurfing at the 2012 London Olympic Games.[9] Each country was allowed to send only one windsurfer to compete in the Olympics.[12]

In March 2013, at the RS:X World Windsurfing Championships in Buzios, Brazil, Mashiah finished sixth.[19][20][21]

In September 2014, Israel qualified to have a male RS:X windsurfer represent Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics, with Mashiah winning the quota place.[22][23] As of 27 April 2015, Mashiah was the top-ranked Israeli male windsurfer.[24]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c (12 August 2013) "נמרוד משיח – שייט, גלישת רוח"
  2. ^ "Israel's Nimrod Mashiah wins silver at windsurfing world championship; Nimrod Mashiah, 21, wins first ever windsurfing world championship medal on English south coast.". Haaretz. 10 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Stan Ramati (March/April 2014). "Israeli Sports; Sailing", Jewish Sports Review, Vol. 9, No. 6, Issue 102, Pg. 22.
  4. ^ The Pearl (video). YouTube. 
  5. ^ "CVMC: Young Artist Award 2001". cvmc.net. 
  6. ^ "CVMC: Diver". cvmc.net. 
  7. ^ a b Uri Talshir (19 December 2011). "Sailing/ Perth 2011/ Mashiah recovers, claims third world medal in a row". Haaretz. 
  8. ^ Danny Caro (21 January 2010). "Israel to invest £8m in Olympic squad". The Jewish Chronicle. 
  9. ^ a b Uri Talshir (4 March 2013). "Israeli Olympic hopeful returns to the board with his feet on the ground; Nimrod Mashiah took six months off after failing to qualify for the Olympics, and learned to stop thinking only about the future.". Haaretz. 
  10. ^ "Thai Airways International Mistral Youth & Junior World Windsurfing Championship 2001". pattayamail.com. 
  11. ^ Myrrh Walker (11 July 2006). "Battle in Weymouth bay; Sailors from all over the World are preparing for the Youth World Championship". The Daily Sail. 
  12. ^ a b c Allon Sinai (5 September 2010). "Mashiah medals at RS:X windsurfing worlds; 22-year-old Israeli joins Amit Inbar and Gal Fridman as only Israelis to win multiple awards; Olympic medalist Zubari comes in 13th.". The Jerusalem Post. 
  13. ^ Bob Fisher (10 September 2009). "Britain's Nick Dempsey clinches windsurfing world title". The Guardian. 
  14. ^ a b c "Nimrod Mashiah Named Athlete of The Year". rsxclass.com. 13 December 2010. 
  15. ^ "Olympic Sailing – World Ranking Lists – September 2010". Sailing News 23. September 2010. 
  16. ^ Rami Hipsh (19 September 2011). "Windsurfing/ RS:X European Championship". Haaretz. 
  17. ^ Uri Talshir (22 September 2011). "Windsurfing/ Sailing below the belt". Haaretz. 
  18. ^ "Dorian van Rijsselberghe wins the 2011 RS:X World Championships". surfertoday.com. 19 December 2011. 
  19. ^ Aaron Kalman (7 March 2013). "Israeli windsurfers dominate podium at championship". The Times of Israel. 
  20. ^ "Windsurfer claims third world championship". The Australian Jewish News. 18 March 2013. 
  21. ^ Allon Sinai (3 March 2013). "Israeli windsurfer wins 3rd straight world title". The Jerusalem Post. 
  22. ^ "ISAF – World Sailing – Men's And Women's RS:X Rio 2016 Olympic Places Picked Up At Santander 2014". sailing.org. 
  23. ^ "Davidovich sails to world bronze medal". Jewish News. 21 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Rankings; Men – RS:X – 27 April 2015". sailing.org. 

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