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RS:X-Windsurfing – World Championship – Torbole ITA – Day 4 – last races today, Farrah Hall, Pedro Pascual and Ignacio Berenguer (MEX) fight for an Olympic berth

Leader change on top of the RS:X women after the three races of yesterday, held in a well-estblished morning Peler, with Yunxiu Xu CHN, ranks 8/4/1, already dominator of the Olympic Test and the Worldcup events in Japan last month, replaced the defending Champion Lilian De Geus NED on rank 1, with a 6 point advantage before the Medal Race of today. Katy Spychakov ISR, 8 points back, remains in the fight for the title. The RS:X women Goldfleet ranking list. —– 7 of the 9 Olympic nation berths were allotted after the Qualification races already. The two remaining slot will be decided in the last Silverfleet race today. Farah Hall USA (rank 3 Silverfleet, 154 pts) and Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam THA (rank 4, 160 pts) own the qualifying places, but Veerle Ten Have NZL (rank 5, 160 pts) and Gelly Skarlatou GRE (rank 6, 166 pts) are not far away. —– The RS:X men completed only one race in the slackening Northwind yesterday and remained ashore in the afternoon as the Ora failed to fill in. Kiran Badloe NED finished 3rd and extended the lead on Pierre Le Coq FRA to 5 points. Dorian Van Rijsselberghe NED on 3rd is already 15 points back and will hardly have a chance for the title in the Medal Race of today. The RS:X men Goldfleet ranking list.—– Concerning the Olympic nation berths, a first decision was made in favour of Korea with Wonwoo Cho KOR qualified for the Medal Race. Good chances have also HKG (rank 13), BLR (23rd), SUI 25th) and LIT (33rd). The remaining 3 places are occupied at present by the USA (Pedro Pascual, 42nd), CZE (46th) and RUS (52nd), challenged by TUR (55th) and MEX (56th Ignacio Berenguer, 3 points behind cut). —– The daily news and the videos.