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The Final results from Cadiz

Barbara wins silver and Jon-Paul holds 7th in a closely contested field.* Mistral Men: Poland's Przemek Miarczynski won Gold on Saturday and did not sail in Sunday's race. A seventh place Sunday was sufficient to give Nikolaos Kaklamanakis (GRE) a Silver, with Gal Fridman (ISR) two places behind him in ninth to claim the bronze. In respect of qualification for the 2004 Olympic Regatta, the top 12 finishing sailors represented nations that had already qualified from the 2002 Mistral World Championships.
Therefore, subject to ISAF ratification qualification from the 2003 ISAF World Championship goes the following fifteen nations:

Cyprus, China, Australia, Japan, Germany, Indonesia, Canada, Hong Kong, Thailand, Italy, USA, Slovak Republic, Russia, Venezuela.

Nations qualified from the 2002 Mistral World Championships are:

Israel, Brazil, France, Great Britain, Argentina, Portugal, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, Spain, Hungary, Netherlands.

A further 7 nations will qualify from the results of the 2004 Mistral World Championships.

* Mistral Women: Lee Korsitz (ISR) has won the 2003 World Mistral Championship, and in doing so has not only qualified Israel for the 2004
Olympic Games, but has also made history.

She has become the first woman from Israel to ever win a World Championship in any sport.

Silver went to Barbara Kendall (NZL), bronze to Faustine Merret (FRA).

In addition to the 10 nations qualified from the 2002 World Champions, subject to ISAF ratification, the following 12 nations will also be in Athens next year, Israel, Australia, Belgium, Norway, Ukraine, Spain, USA, Japan, Bulgaria, Canada, Latvia, Brazil.

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