Támara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló, in 49er FX and Diego Botín and Iago López Marra, in 49er will be played tomorrow, Monday in the Medal Race, to be or not to be in these Olympic Games. The men’s crew will start in third position at one point from silver and five from gold, knowing that this final regatta scores double. New Zealanders Peter Burling and Mike Tuke are the leaders and it will be very difficult to take the gold from them, although in this sport everything is bullfight.
The female crew will start from the fourth position, four points from bronze and seven from silver and gold, putting 20 points at stake and with the addition of the fight that may be in the head between the Dutch Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz and the Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze.
The eighth day of the Olympic Games closes the fleet regattas of the Finn and Nacra 17 classes with a pass for both Spanish crews to the Medal Race: Joan Cardona from third position and Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel from fifth place respectively. The 470 Men and Women have covered their penultimate day of fleet racing with the promotion of Xammar and Rodríguez to second place; Mas / Cantero are tenth second.
Joan Cardona will face the last Medal Race of the
Finn class at an Olympics. The Balearic, the youngest of the Spanish sailing team and who makes his Olympic debut in Tokyo, starts from third position in the provisional classification, two points away from silver and nine from gold, after the last two fleet races held today.
Very fast regattas today for the Canarian Tara Pacheco and the Catalan Florian Trittel in Nacra 17, with a wind of 9-11 knots in the first and 11 quite maintained during the remaining two. Very short tests to close the series of fleet sleeves of the class, in which as Trittel comments “It was difficult for us to get into the rhythm in the first two and in the last one we were third, doing things simple and well. We wanted to move up but we finished fifth, we are further away from bronze but mathematically everything is still possible ”.
Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodríguez have been able to take advantage of the two tests held today to place themselves, with a 3-2, in second position in the men’s table, behind the Australians Belcher / Ryan. The Catalan-Galician duo has suffered to regain two positions in the standings. “We know that this is what he plays until the last stern of the last race. Today luckily we have been able to do two good heats and we are already thinking about tomorrow, that we need two more, and then the Medal Race ” assures Xammar.
The results of today’s tests have been unequal for the Catalan Silvia Mas and the Canarian Patricia Cantero in 470 Women who, if at the end of the first they got fully into the Top10, a 17 discarded in the second took them to position 12 of the classification. With two fleet races still to be disputed tomorrow, Monday, the Spanish know that they have options to improve their positions and enter the Medal Race of a class in which they continue to dance the positions, with the British Mills / McIntyre attacking the leadership today to the detriment of the Polish Skrzypulec / Ogar.
Australian Matt Wearn confirmed his Olympic gold in the Laser Standard Medal Race today, while Croatian Tonci Stipanovic snatched silver from Norwegian Hermman Tomasgaard who took bronze. Canarian Joel Rodríguez, who did not go to the final, was 16th. The Laser Radial girls copy the pattern with gold for Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark, silver for Josefin Olsson from Sweden and bronze for Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands. The Catalan Cristina Pujol closed her participation in 23rd place, without going to the Medal Race.
Tomorrow, Monday, the Tokyo Olympic Games enter their final stretch, with a rest for the Finn and Nacra 17, the last fleet races for the 470 M and F, and the Medal Race for the 49er FX and 49er, with the two Spanish crews with medal options. Botín and López Marra are second, six points behind gold in 49er, and Echegoyen and Barceló fourth, five points from bronze, seven from silver and eight from gold.