Great Britain’s Giles Scott found the going tough in the Finn Medal Race as he came through in eighth. Fortunately for the Brit he had a solid advantage heading into the final day and picked up gold.
“The start was particularly good for me and the first beat,â€ said Scott. “I managed to get Thomas [Le Breton] where I needed him down the wrong end of the line and got on top of him up the first beat and covered him all the way to put him in last.
“Then I had my first of two yellow flags down the first run which put me a bit on the back foot. I got back in contention down the final run to receive another one so it was a bit touch and go but Thomas ended up finishing just one place in front of me which was enough for the win which was great.â€
Scott had been strong all week and from nine races secured four victories. Despite the win he wasn’t 100% happy with his final day, “Massive frustration really, especially after having done what I thought was quite a good job early on in the race, to then make two very silly errors is pretty stupid. I was pretty frustrated towards the end but thankful that I had done enough to come away with the regatta win.â€
Le Breton finished eight seconds ahead of Scott which was not enough for him to overthrow the Briton. Le Breton’s compatriot and London 2012 bronze medallist Jonathan Lobert ended up in third.
The Medal Race bullet went to Andrew Wills (GBR) who finished in fourth overall.
Am Freitag fand aufgrund drehender Winde keine Finn-Wettfahrt mehr statt. Am Samstag wurden ledigich noch die Finalwettfahrten gesegelt.
Die deutschen Teilnehmer konnten sich in dem 92 Teilnehmer starken, international besetzten Feld immerhin wie folgt platzieren.
46 GER 259 89 Phillip KASUESKE
61 GER 25 88 Max KOHLHOFF
70 GER 252 76 Eike MARTENS
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