By all rights, Marina Alabau (ESP) should have been
able to 'nail' it today. 2 second places should have
been enough to put her into an unassailable lead.
The problem is that there is still an outside chance
that Charline Picon (FRA) could do some damage in
the medal race tomorrow.
Laura Linares (ITA), currently third is in the mix too but in all liklihood will be looking to stamp her authority over Blanca Manchon (ESP) and Alessandra Sensini (ITA).
This is what Laura had to say...
“I don't usually perform in the conditions we had these last few days but I feel really well this week. Tomorrow will be a three way battle between Marina, Laura and me. I have a chance for Gold if Marina makes a mistake but my main objective will be to secure the Silver.”
Over in the RS:X men's division, Dorian van Rijsselberge (NED) left the door open for a few minutes in the 2nd race. All Nick Dempsey (GBR) had to do was walk in and apply the pressure. Sadly it was not to be. He finished 16th to Dorian's 13th which leaves the Dutchman with a simple action plan for the medal race.
Finish better than 8th to take gold
The fight for 3rd looks more interesting though. Tom Ashley (NZL) is in a three way battle with Ricardo Santos (BRA) and Byron Kokkalanis (GRE). Just 5 points cover these three so the bronze medal is far from decided as yet.
The RS:X Medal races will go off after the 49ers have done their thing so the sea breeze will have filled in some by then. Should be interesting to watch. You can follow the races live by clicking the red button