Maayan Davidovich began her RS:X women’s campaign in encouraging form on Monday.

In the first three of 12 races, which lead up to the medal race on Sunday, she finished 5th, 6th and 6th, meaning an overall 7th place finish after the first day of action.

In the RS:X men’s competition, Shahar Zaubari has ended the first day in ninth place, finishing the first three races in 9, 17 and 20th place.

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