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 34)
Herzliya, Israel
Height5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
Weight128 lb (58 kg)
ClubHapoel Tel Aviv
Coached byGal Friedman
Achievements and titles
World finalsBronze (2013, 2014)
Regional finalsSilver (2012)
Olympic finals7th (2016)


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. 24 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Gap narrowing between ISAF Sailor rankings and reality". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 23 September 2014.
  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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