29 JULY 2012, 06:40 PM
Three Way Women’s Match Race Tie
After the opening day of the Women’s Match Racing at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition there is a three way tie after all the teams completed two races each.
Tamara Echegoyen (ESP), Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) and Olivia Price (AUS) all have a 100% record having won both of their races on the opening day
The Spaniard arguably caused the biggest stir of the day defeating World #1 Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) and World #2 Lucy Macgregor. Crew Angela Pumariega said, “At the moment we are sailing good so it’s been a good day for us. We felt a little nervous because it was the first race of the Olympics so we tried to concentrate and sail in each gust because the wind was very shifty.”
Australia’s Price also had an exceptional day defeating World #3 Claire Leroy (FRA) and 2012 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Champion Silja Lehtinen (FIN).
Skudina overcame Renee Groeneveld (NED) and Anna Kjellberg (SWE) and was quick to praise the Race Committee, “The race committee did a good job in the shifty conditions. It was good for us. The weather was very shifty. It was what we were expecting.”
Stephanie Hazard (NZL), Groeneveld, Macgregor, Leroy and Tunnicliffe all recorded a win and a loss whilst Lotte Meldgaard (DEN) and Kjellberg (SWE).
Rita Goncalves (POR) requested a redress in her match against Lehtinen and a resail will take place.
The Women’s Match Racers resume tomorrow no earlier than 14:00 on the Nothe spectator course.
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