11/10/2018, fifth day for the Youth Olympic Games YOG T293 Plus in Buenos Aires.
Ahead of the Medal Race on Friday, the battle to win a place on the podium and’ amplified in class T293 .(Click on chart to enlarge)
Changing winds in the coldest day of the week have so far brought new challenges for the fleets of Girl's and Boy, but both were able to complete three rounds each. However, the Elimination of the slalom race postponed to Tuesday, cannot be concluded and will be abandoned.
And podium places have not yet been completed. Both fleets have the prospect of two very different struggles for a bronze medal.
Tomer Vardimon (ISR) among boys and Yana Reznikova (RUS) among the girls sit both in their fleets in fourth place.
Reznikova won one of three games now and is now just two points behind third place of Naama Gazit (ISR).
“It was cold, but I enjoyed my day on the water, and I'm happy with my results”, he said.
Tomer Vardimon (ISR): “When I arrived here I just wanted to enjoy this wonderful experience – I didn't think the medals”.
Vardimon has a toughest fight in my hands, as the third-place Finn Hawkins (GBR) has 11 point lead on him, but he has accumulated more placings in top-3 than its British opponent this week and is hoping for a strong medal race tomorrow.
“The third place [Hawkins] He earned some points on me, but I'll try to get it tomorrow”, said Vardimon.
“I can learn from every single race here. It would be nice to win a medal “.
Both Alexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) Giorgia Special (ITA) are in pole position to claim the gold in their fleet.
Special 17 points ahead of Manon Pianazza (BETWEEN) in second place – the Italian has only one result outside the top three places, a fourth place in race 11 discarding.
The gap between Kalpogiannakis and the runner Nicholas Reindeer (ITA) is only seven points, with the first two and the second in Exchange for most of the week.
The last race of windsurfing of tomorrow is not disposable and Gold Special needs to finish in the top 17 and Kalpogiannakis one of the first seven.
Racing will continue at 12:00 local time on Friday 12 October. Fleets of windsurfing sail boys and girls for their medal race.
source: buenosaires2018. sailing
photo: © Matias Capizzano / The World Sailing
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