Kedmi, Shani : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Kedmi, Shani


Country Represented:

Years Competed:
1996, 2000

Olympic Info:
Kedmi was a member of the Israeli sailing team at the last two Olympiads, competing in the women's 470 event (two-person dinghy) with partner, Anat Fabrikant. At the 1996 Atlanta Games, the two Israelis were in ninth place after seven races and were in a position to medal, but they finished 12th overall in the competition (93.00 penalty points).

At the 2000 Sydney Games, Kedmi and Fabrikant improved on their 1996 time in the women's 470 competition. Going into the final race, they were only one point behind the third-place team. They finished in fourth place, two points behind the bronze medal-winning Ukrainian team.

Career Highlights:
Kedmi, who began sailing competitively at the age of 15, has teamed with Anat Fabrikant since the mid-1990s and the team has been highly successful. After finishing eighth at the 1995 European Championship, the duo placed 18th at the 1996 World Championships. In 1997, Kedmi and Fabrikant finished fifth at the World and fourth in the European Championships. The two placed sixth at the 1999 European Championships, and fourth at the 1999 World Championships. During the 1999 season, the duo was ranked No. 2 in the world. After finishing in sixth place at the 2000 European Championships, they were ranked No. 13 in the world in December, 2001.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. July 20, 1977

Tel Aviv, Israel

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