Olympic Classes - World Championship 2018 - Aarhus DEN - Day 8 - Gold for HUN, JPN and FRA, 5 Olympic berths for NorAm

Friday, August 10, 2018   
The Finns and 470 Medal Races were sailed in moderate winds.
With an impressive start-finish victory, it was Beresz Zsombor HUN who earned Gold in the Finns. The defending Champion Max Salminen SWE had to content himself with Silver. Pieter-Jan Postma NED grasped Bronze ahead of the tied Josh Junior NZL ranked 4th.
Leader change in the 470 men as well with the leading Anton Dahlberg/Fredrik Bergström SWE sailed down on the last place in the Medal Race allowing Kevin Peponnet/Jérémie Mion FRA to take Gold, their first important international title. Silver and Bronze went to Tetsuya Isozaki/Akira Takayanagi JPN and Jordy Xammar/Nicola Rodriguez ESP.
In the 470 women, Ai Kondo/Miho Yoshioka JPN defended their first place. Silvia Mas/Patricia Cantero ESP, winners of the Medal Race, advanced on rank 2 earning Silver. Bronze went to the Olympic Champion Hanna Mills GBR with Eilidh McIntyre GBR.
Today, it is the Lasers' turn to run the Medal Races. In the Lasers Standard, the duel between Pavlos Kontides CYP and Matthew Wearn AUS 4 points behind will be crucial. Elliot Hanson GBR on 3rd it with a 19 points' backlog far behind and has to defend the Bronze Medal against Philipp Buhl GER 4 points back.
In the Radials, Emma Plaesschart BEL has an 11pts advantage over the defending Champion Marit Bouwmeester NED. The 3rd-ranked Anne-Marie Rindom DEN is 23 points behind and has to fight for Bronze against Paige Railey USA 3 points behind..
As best if the day, Sime FantelaMihovil Fantela CRO have taken the lead in the 49ers ahead of Tim Fischer/Fabian Graf GER. Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER climbed on rank 3 in the interim's rankings. Two more races are on the program today.
The 49erFX have concluded their program. Tanja Frank AUT - 2 years ago Olympic Medalist in the Nacra-17 - together with Lorena Abicht AUT as crew has taken the lead. The Austrian ladies have an 11 points lead and a surprise seems ahead ! The experienced teams Sophie Weguelin/Sophie Ainsworth GBR and Annemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED separated by 4 points will fight for Silver and Bronze. beträgt 4 Punkte.
In their first year on the Nacra 17, the former 49er Champion Nathan Outtridge with Haylee Outteridge AUS have taken the lead yesterday, 3 points ahead of the Olympic Champions Santiago Lange/Cecilia Carranza ARG. Lin Ea Cenholt/Christian Lübeck DEN follow another point behind on rank 3.
In the RS:X men windsurfers, Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED moved up on top after the first 3 Final races. Pawel Tarnowski POL follows 10 points behind. Kiran Holmes GBR is on rank 3.
In the RS:X woman, Lilian De Geus NED is 4 points in front of Yunxiu Lu CHN, Zofia Noceti-Klepacka POL followsy on rank 3.

The best-ranked North Americans by nation:
Finn: Tom Ramshaw CAN 5th, Caleb Paine USA 12th (Final, Olympic berth for CAN)
470 men: Stuart McNay/David Hughes USA 7th (Final, Olympic berth for USA)
470 women: Nikole Barnes/Lara Dallmann-Weiss USA 37th (Final)
49ers: Chris Rast/Trevor Burd USA 34th, William Jones/Evan Depaul CAN 77th
49erFX: Stephanie Roble/Margaret Shea USA 25th, Alexandra Ten Hofe/Mariah Millen CAN 30th
,Laser Standard: Charlie Buckingham USA 11th, Robert Davis CAN 41st, Yanic Gentry MEX 115th (Final, Olympic berth for USA)
Laser Radial: Paige Railey USA 4th, Sarah Douglas CAN 6th, Elena Oetling MEX 100th (Medal Race today, Olympic berths for USA and CAN)
Nacra-17: Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg USA 22nd
RS:X men windsurfers: Ignacio Berenguer MEX 51st, Pedro Pascual USA 54th
RS:X women windsurfers: Farrah Hall USA 46th, Demita Vega de Lille MEX 51st

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