Diogo and Pedro Costa closer to Tokyo 2020

Diogo and Pedro Costa closer to Tokyo 2020

Sailors Diogo and Pedro Costa climbed today to 3rd place in the World Championship of class 470, which will take place in Vilamoura until next Saturday.

With this classification, the Costa brothers remain the best positioned to occupy the only remaining Olympic spot for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which is being discussed by 6 countries.

Following the Portuguese are the Swiss (8th place) and the Hungarians (10th).

At the top of the standings, the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström managed to ascend to 1st place, relegating to fourth the Spaniards Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez, leaders of the race until now.

The Nordics are now closer to their goal.

“It is a dream for us to be champions. It was a very treacherous and very competitive day where all mistakes count and we make them. We struggled with the light wind and it was difficult to see where he was going, but we are successful, ”said Anton Dahlberg.

Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik Bergström (Photo by Uros Kekus Kleva)

With the wind decreasing in intensity in relation to the last days, the fleet of 77 vessels managed to carry out the 2 scheduled events, totaling 7 races.

The Russian duo Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov moved up to 2nd place, maintaining the ascension in the classification.

In the women's competition, the Spanish Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero Reina maintained the 1st place followed by the French Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz, current champions of Europe, now in the 2nd position.

Dutch Afrodite Zegers and Lobke Berkhout moved up to 3rd place in the competition.

The female fleet is also looking to fill the only Olympic spot still available. So far Turkey is the best placed, followed by Russia and Ukraine.

In the mixed competition, the English duo Amy Seabright and James Taylor lead, followed by Israelis Gil Cohen and Noam Homri and the Americans Louisa Nordstrom and Trevor Bornarth close the podium.

The mixed crews will be the future of the 470 class and the unique format to be adopted after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

On the second day of the European Championship of class RS: X, the Olympic modality of windsurfing, there was a complete turnaround in the classification now led by Israeli Ofek Elimelech, winner of 2 of the 3 races of the day.

The 2nd place is now occupied by the Italian Mattia Camboni followed by the compatriot Carlo Ciabatti.

In the women's competition, the French Charline Picon, the current European champion, showed that she is ready to revalidate the title by winning the 3 races of the day, after finishing yesterday's only race in 11th.

The 2nd place is now handed to the Polish Zofia Noceti Klepacka who changed positions with the Italian Giorgia Speciale now in 3rd.


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