Israeli windsurfer takes silver medal


(JTA) – An Israeli windsurfer is one step closer to qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after earning the silver medal in the world championships.

Katy Spychakov, 20, came in second Sept. 29 at the RS:X World Championships at Lake Garda in Italy. She also won a gold medal in the under-21 World Championship, Haaretz reported.

It is the first Israeli medal in the sport since 2014. Also, on Sept. 29, Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter collapsed during a marathon in Doha, Qatar, while running in fifth place.