A lawyer by training, Vered Buskila says her love for the sea is the reason she’s put her legal career on hold in favor of competing in the women’s two-person dinghy 470 at the London Games. Buskila will partner with Gil Cohen at the upcoming Olympics.
Born in Bat Yam, a city on the Mediterranean coastline, she took to sailing at a young age. In 1998, at the age of 15, Buskila and her partner won the women’s world 420 yachting championship in the Gulf of Corinth in Greece.
This will be her third Olympic showing – in 2004 at the Athens Games she placed 18th in Women’s 470 Class Two-Person Dinghy and in 2008 in Beijing she came in fourth.