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RS:X-Windsurfing – World Championship – Torbole ITA – Day 3, USA still qualified for an Olympic men berth, MEX out

Leader change in the RS:X men yesterday: Kiran Badloe NED replaced Pierre Le Coq FRA on top by one point. As best of the day, the Olympic Champion Dorian Van Rijsselberge NED moved up on rank 3. —– The North Americans in the Goldfleet are on the positions 43 (Geronimo Nores USA), 47 (Pedro Pascual USA) and 57 (Ignacio Berenguer MEX). —– Concerning the 2020 Olympic nations berths, KOR (rank 8), HKG (14th) and BLR (24th) seem to be on a safe way to Tokyo. LTU (30th), SUI (34th), CYP (40th), USA (44th) and CZE (48th) occupy the remaining qualification positions. MEX as 13th nation is 33 points behind the 8-place-cut and too far away from the Games. —– No change on top of the RS:X women, inspite of the fact, that the leading Lilian De Geus NED sailed her discard result (rank 21). Giorgia Speciale ITA, 2 points behind on rank 2, as well as Katy Spychakow ISR on the 3rd place considerably reduced the gap to rank 1. —– Mariana Aguilar Chavez Peon MEX is 46th. —– Yesterday, the men completed three Northwind races, while the women could only sail one race in the afternoon in a light Ora breeze. —– Today, three more races are on the program for the Gold- and Silverfleets. The ten best by gender will sail the Medal Races on Saturday, the non-qualified another final fleetraces. —– The news with links to the results.