In Nacra 17 the Azzurri enter the Medal Race (Tuesday) with a conspicuous advantage over their opponents. For Italy, a 13-year fast of medals is broken
Resounding show of strength for Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti in the flying catamaran class at Enoshima, the Olympic headquarters. Today the qualification regattas have closed (12) and the Azzurri are already certain of a medal, at least silver, but at this point the two Azzurri are no longer enough. With impressive regularity they smashed their opponents one by one. Theoretically, only the British can still undermine them for the gold medal that will be officially awarded on Tuesday 3, but which is already largely certain. Even today, with much more sustained wind conditions than yesterday, Tita Banti showed the technical difference with the opponents. And year forfeited a first place (4th overall) and two second places that make them enter the Medal Race with 23 points, 12 less than the seconds Gimson-Burnet (GB) and 24 less Kohlhoff Stuhlemmer (Ger) who are at an altitude of 47. A situation whereby Tita Banti will go into the water in the last race with the certainty of having at least a certain silver. After 13 years of fasting, Italy returns to win a new medal with sailing, the 16th in its history. But at this point he is no longer satisfied and wants the most precious one.
1 August – 07:34
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