Maayan Davidovich

Maayan Davidovich (Hebrew: מעין דוידוביץ'‎; born May 21, 1988) is an Israeli Olympic windsurfer.[1]

Maayan Davidovich
Personal information
Birth nameמעין דוידוביץ
Born (1988-05-21) May 21, 1988 (age 32)
Herzliya, Israel
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight128 lb (58 kg)
ClubHapoel Tel Aviv
Coached byGal Friedman
Medal record
Women's sailing
Representing  Israel
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Buzios RS:X
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Santander RS:X
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Portugal RS:X


Davidovich is Jewish, and her hometown is Herzliya, Israel.[2][3] She competes with the club Hapoel Tel Aviv.[1]

She started sailing at the age of five, and surfing at 13. Her parents enjoy watersports, and her brothers and twin sister were all windsurfing champions.[4] She made her international competitive debut in the 1999 Optimist European Championships, in Greece.[3]

In July 2005, she came in fourth in the Mistral – Women 35th Volvo Youth Sailing International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Championship, in Busan, Korea.[3] In July 2006, she won a silver medal at the RS:X – Women Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, in Weymouth, Great Britain.[3][5][6] In 2007, she finished 15th in the European Championships.[7]

She competed on behalf of Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics at the age of 19 in Beijing, China, in the women's sailboard windsurfing event, and came in 10th.[1][7]

In June 2009, she came in seventh in the RS:X – Women European Championship, in Tel Aviv, Israel.[3][8] In May 2011, she came in fourth in the RS:X – Women Delta Lloyd Regatta, in Medemblik, The Netherlands.[3]

In both 2013 (when she was ranked 10th in the world in December) and 2014 (when she was ranked 14th in the world), she was the ISAF Worlds RS:X bronze medalist.[9][10][11][12][13]

She represented Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics, coming in 7th place in the RS:X.[14]


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Maayan Davidovich". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "Jews in the Olympics: 63 Athletes, 7 Countries". Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Maayan Davidovich". Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  4. ^ "The Breakfast Clun". Haaretz. 7 August 2008. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  5. ^ Luissa Smith (August 24, 2006). "China. Olympic Test Event: French team dominates in three events in Qingdao". Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  6. ^ Myrrh Walker & Sophie Luther (July 21, 2006). "UK. Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World: Italy takes Volvo Trophy; Laura Linares RS:X fleet gold". Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Israel at the Olympics". The Israel Project. 2009. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  8. ^ Rami Hipsh (June 20, 2009). "Israel's Shahar Zubari wins European windsurfing championship". Haaretz. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  9. ^ "Olympic sailors to compete for prize purse of US$200,000". Scuttlebutt Sailing News.
  10. ^ "Gap narrowing between ISAF Sailor rankings and reality". Scuttlebutt Sailing News.
  11. ^ "Israeli windsurfer takes gold in World Cup event". The Times of Israel.
  12. ^ "Windsurfer claims third world championship". The Australian Jewish News.
  13. ^ "ISAF – World Sailing – Sailor Biography".
  14. ^ "Mixed fortunes in Olympics do not bode well for future of Israeli sport - Sports". 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2019-10-24.

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