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49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 – World Championship 2020 – Geelong AUS – Final results, Bronze Medal for Roble/Shea 49erFX

Bronze Medal and the Tokyo Olympic USA selection spot for Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea in the 49erFX ! Paris Henken/Anna Tobias opened the day with a bullet, but Roble/Shea came back strongly, rank 7 vs 12 of their opponents in the final fleetrace, and made everything clear winning the Medal Race. —– In the Nacra-17, the excellent performance of Riley Gibbs/Anna Weis, ranks 8 and 2 on the last day, was not good enough to compensate for the big point lead of Sarah Newberry/David Liebenberg finishing 14th ahead of Gibbs/Weis on rank 17. However, confirmed by the US Sailing team update, the winners of the Olympic trials remain Gibbs/Weis. —– In the 49ers, Andrew Mollerus/Ian MacDiarmid on rank 14 remain the best US team clearly ahead of the other US skiffs on the ranks 20, 21, 25 and 26. USA is not qualified for Olympic representation, but is first in line to claim a forfeited spot from other countries. —– The Final Result of all North Americans. ——————- Hereafter the Final Overall Top Results after two fleetraces and the Medal Races of the 49ers, 49ersFX and Nacras-17 at the World Championship in Geelong AUS this morning UTC. —– In the 49ers, Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL winning the two final fleetraces had an 18 point lead before the Medal Race and earned the Worlds title with a relaxed ride finishing the Medal Race as 4th. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP moved one place up on rank 2. The winners of the Medal Race, Erik Heil/Thomas Plössel GER, clinched Bronze. Bad luck for the long-time leaders Bildstein/Hussl AUT, who – after a bad start to the Medal Race – even dropped from the podium finishing 4th overall. —– In the 49erFX, the tied Charlotte Dobson/Sakia Tidey GBR and Tamara Echegoyen/Paula Barcelo ESP delivered a close battle that was decided just before heading for the final downwind in favour of Echegoyen/Barcelo ESP. Winning the Medal Race, Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea USA moved up on rank 3, grasping the USA Olympic selection over Paris Henken/Anna Tobias-Tunnicliffe USA. —– In the Nacra 17, the clearly leading Nathan Outteridge/Haylee Outteridge AUS lost rank one after a collision during the start of the Medal Race. John Gimson/Anna Burnet GBR won the last race and earned the title one point ahead of Outteridge/Outteridge AUS. Jason Waterhouse/Lisa Darmanin AUS followed on rank 3. —– The event website.