Defazio and Knüppel close the first phase in the Nacra 17 sailing class


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Defazio and Knüppel close the first phase in the Nacra 17 sailing class

Pablo Defazio Y Dominique Knüppel They will have their last three regattas at dawn this Sunday in the Nacra class 17 sailing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Uruguayan couple is in position number 18 of the general (there are 20 competitors in total) and will try to place themselves among the top ten to qualify for the Medal Race.

At the moment, nine regattas have been contested. The tenth will be held at 12.05am this Sunday (Uruguayan time), the eleventh at 12.15am and minutes later the last regatta of the first phase will begin to take place.

The Uruguayans debuted last Wednesday, July 28 and, although in the first race they had finished in position 14, it was later reported that they were disqualified and ended up adding 21 points. It should be noted that, in this discipline, the points obtained are based on the position in the regatta, so the lower the score, the better the position in the general table.

In the second race, Defazio and Knüppel finished in 15th place, and in the third in 17th.

Regattas 4, 5 and 6 were held on Thursday, and in all of them they finished in seventeenth position.

This Saturday, in regattas 7, 8 and 9, the Uruguayans placed 11th, 18th and 15th, respectively.

Remembering that Defazio already represented Uruguay in Rio 2016 and that for Knüppel this is his first Olympic participation, It is important to highlight that, once the first phase is finished, each pair will have a ‘discard’ and will obtain their net score (where the points of the worst regatta that each pair had are not added). In the case of the Uruguayans, the 21 points from the first stage will be eliminated.

The Medal Race of this discipline will be held on Tuesday, August 3 at 03:33 (Uruguay time).


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