Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s medal push in sailing delayed after lack of WIND saw all events postponed

Tokyo Olympics: Team GB’s medal push in sailing delayed after lack of WIND saw all events postponed


Team GB’s medal push in sailing 49er class delayed after lack of WIND saw all events postponed – with males’s crew nonetheless in with an opportunity of amassing gold and ladies’s pair having a high three end in their sights

A lack of wind saw all sailing events on the Tokyo Olympics postponed on Monday.

Six races have been scheduled at Enoshima Yacht Harbour however all have been delayed after which finally known as off for the day, with no prospect of situations enhancing.

Medals had been attributable to be determined in the ladies’s and males’s 49er class, however these races will now be held on Tuesday, wind allowing.

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell of Team GB are still in contention to claim the gold medal

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell of Team GB are nonetheless in rivalry to say the gold medal

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey still have medal hopes in the women's 49er category

Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey nonetheless have medal hopes in the ladies’s 49er class

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell are properly positioned to win Britain’s second medal on the water after Emma Wilson’s windsurfing bronze.

They sit second behind New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke with solely the medal race to go, whereas Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey sit fifth in the ladies’s discipline and have an outdoor likelihood of a medal.

The medals are additionally attributable to be selected Tuesday in the Finn and Nacra courses, with Britain already assured of podium locations in each.

Defending champion Giles Scott leads the Finn standings whereas, in the Nacra, John Gimson and Anna Burnet look set for silver behind Italian pair Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti.

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