Argentines Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza, current Olympic champions in Nacra 17 after winning gold in Rio 2016, began their defense of the title in this class on Wednesday and, after the first three regattas in Tokyo 2020, they are fifth overall.
The mixed Argentine boat had a promising start and the helmsman from Buenos Aires and the crew from Rosario signed a sixth, a second and a fifth place that they have since the beginning as contenders for the medals.
The first are the Italians Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (1, 3, 1), second the Germans Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer (5, 1, 7) and third the Australians Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin (2, 11, 4) .
In fourth position the Argentines are also preceded by the British Jhon Gimson and Anna Burnet (7, 5, 2) in a competition set to twelve rounds before the top ten qualify for the fight for the ‘Medal Race’ medals.
Lange, in their seventh participation in the Games, and Carranza, in the fourth, had the honor of having been chosen as the flag bearers of the Argentine delegation at the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020.
The veteran boss, close to turning 60, became Rio’s ‘grandfather’ in some Games for Argentine sports and also the third in his country to be over 50 years old and win a medal.
In addition, the history of this athlete has a point of personal improvement since the one who was also bronze in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 in the Tornado class was operated in 2015 in Barcelona (Spain) for lung cancer.
In 49er., They lead the classification, after disputed this day three regattas and two of the three set on Tuesday remain to be developed, the British Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bethell (2, 8, 4, 1).
Second are the Spanish Diego Botín and Iago López-Marra (5, 1, 2, 5) and third the Australians William Phillips and Sam Phillips (7, 4, 1, 8).
In men’s 470 the tournament also started this Wednesday and is led by Australians Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan (2, 5), the second are the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox (6, 2) and third the Spanish Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodríguez (10, 1).
It was the second day in Finn and the Turkish Alican Kaynar (1, 1, 6, 13) led the general, followed by the Hungarian Zsombor Berecz (2, 2, 9, 4) and in third position the Spanish Joan Cardona (3, 3 , 5, 3), with the British Giles Scott (9, 9, 1, 1) in fourth position and in fifth the Argentine Facundo Olezza (5, 4, 8, 5).
In 49er.FX, the British Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey are first with 13 total points after the discard, second the Dutch Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (18) and third the Spanish Támara Echegoyen and Paula Barceló (20).
The Danish Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen (24) and the Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (29), these class champions at Rio 2016, follow them in the provisional table.
The women’s 470, which was another of the classes that debuted this Wednesday in the competition, is dominated by the Polish Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar, with two first places; second are the French Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz (3, 2) and the third are the British Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (4, 3).
In male RS: X, the classification is led by the Dutch Kiran Badloe, with 26 points after discarding; followed in second place by Italian Mattia Camboni (34) and third by Frenchman Thomas Goyard (39).
After nine races of the twelve scheduled before the Medal Race next Saturday, the fleet will face that last qualifying round on Thursday, as will the RS: X women.
This class is led by the British Emma Wilson, followed by the Chinese Yunxiu Lu and the French Charline Picon, second and third, respectively.
Brazilian Patricia Freitas is tenth and provisionally closes, in the absence of the last three races of the previous series of twelve, the list of participants in the Medal Race.
On this day, the fourth of the sail in Tokyo 2020, the Radial Laser and Standard Laser classes rested, which will return to competition on Thursday.