Spaniards Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez strengthen their leadership in the World Championship 470
Sailors Diogo and Pedro Costa ascended today to 4th place in the World Championship of class 470, which will take place in Vilamoura until next Saturday.
With this classification, the Costa brothers are now the best positioned to occupy the only Olympic spot for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which is being discussed by 6 countries.
“The conditions were very good in the first race and we were lucky to have a 2nd place. In the second race we did not find the rhythm. In the winter we did a good preparation and here we are doing the best we know how. Let's see what happens, ”said Pedro Costa.
In the 5 races held in this championship so far, the Portuguese sailors have already achieved 2 second places, revealing some difficulty in the last race today.
On this second day of events the Spanish duo Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez, leaders of the world ranking and current world runners-up, reinforced their leadership by winning yet another race and revealing that they are closer to the goal set.
“We hope to be world champions. Today we made some mistakes but we still have a lot of championship ahead. We are going to work ”, stressed Jordi Xammar.
With the wind conditions changing from the 1st to the 2nd race of the day, the fleet of 77 crews had to adapt but the Swedish duo Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström managed to maintain the second place obtained yesterday.
The Russian duo Pavel Sozykin and Denis Gribanov overcame the instability of the wind well, with constant changes of direction, managing to win the 2nd race and ascend to the third position.
In the women's competition, the Spanish Silvia Mas Depares and Patricia Cantero Reina climbed to the top today, changing positions with the French Camille Lecointre and Aloïse Retornaz, current champions of Europe, now in second.
Israeli duo Noya Bar-Am and Shahar Tibi rose to third place.
On the first day of the European Championship of class RS: X, the Olympic sport of windsurfing, the favorites of the sport confirmed their level, with the Dutchman Kiran Baldos to win and show that he is willing to revalidate the title of European champion and add it up world champion.
The Polish Piotr Myszka, twice world champion, got the second place and the Israeli Yoav Cohen closed the top 3 after the only race of the day.
In the women's competition, the Danish Laerke Buhl-Hansen leads, followed by the Italian Giorgia Speciale and the Polish Zofia Noceti Klepacka.