Dolores ‘Lola’ Moreira closed her participation in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this Friday, and finished in 22nd place in the general classification of the radial laser sailing class, improving in three places the position she had obtained in Rio 2016.
The 22-year-old Uruguayan sailor had two very good regattas this morning in which she finished in tenth and twelfth position, although this was not enough to qualify for the Medal Race by finishing in position number 22 out of 44 competitors.
Moreira was the best Latin American in the competition. Isabella Maegli, from Guatemala, finished in position number 29, Argentina’s Lucía Falasca in position 31 and Mexican Elena Oetling in 32. In addition, Paloma Schmidt Gutiérrez, from Peru, finished in position 36.
The Uruguayan had made her debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games competing on Sunday, July 25, finishing 23rd in the first regatta and eleventh in the second. On Monday, it culminated seventeenth and thirty-first. The next day in the waters off the island of Enoshima, Moreira finished in 33rd place (score discarded at the end of the competition because it was the regatta with the worst result for the Uruguayan) and 23rd.
On Thursday, he got 24th and 22nd places; and in the last two regattas carried out this Friday he finished in tenth and twelfth position, having 206 total points and 173 net points (obtained once the discard has been subtracted). It should be noted that in this discipline, the best sailors are those with the fewest points, since they are the sum of the positions that each competitor obtained in each regatta.
With their respective net score, these are the ten classified for the Medal Race, which will be held this Sunday, August 1 at 3:33 am in Uruguay: the Danish Anne-Marie Rindom (64 points net), the Dutch Marit Bouwmeester ( 71), the Swedish Josefin Olsson (79), Sarah Douglas from Canada (82), Emma Plasschaert from Belgium (83), the Italian Silvia Zennaro (84), in the seventh position came Tuula Tenkanen with 87 net points, then there are the Norway’s Line Flem Hoest (101), Greece’s Vasileia Karachaliou (106) and Great Britain’s Alison Young (117 points net).
The Dutch Bouwmeester is the current Olympic champion, and the Danish Rindom is the one who obtained the bronze medal in Rio 2016. The Irish Annalize Murphy, a silver medal in the past Olympic Games, could not qualify for the Tokyo Medal Race since she finished in position number 18 of the general classification.