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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.

Vered Buskila
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Vered Buskila in 2012
Personal information
Nickname(s)Vardush
Born (1983-05-23) May 23, 1983 (age 36)
Bat Yam, Israel
Height5' 11" (180 cm)
Weight154 lb (70 kg)
Sport
CountryIsrael
SportSailing
Event(s)Women's 420; Women's 470 Class Two-Person Dinghy
ClubHapoel Tel Aviv
Coached byIlan Basik Tashtash

BiographyEdit

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 careerEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on April 7, 2012. Retrieved November 13, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  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" (PDF). IDC Herzliya. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  6. ^ Heather Chait (August 2, 1998). "Young yachtswomen win world 420 title". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on January 26, 2013. Retrieved November 13, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  7. ^ Heather Chait (August 3, 1998). "Buskila, Kliger on top of the world". The Jerusalem Post. Archived from the original on March 18, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  8. ^ "Mideast Report". Jweekly. August 7, 1998. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  9. ^ [1]

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