10 AUGUST 2012, 06:35 PM
Price And Echegoyen Advance To Women’s Match Racing Final
Olivia Price (AUS) and Tamara Echegoyen (ESP) advanced to the Women’s Match Racing final today after two tight semi finals were played out.
With light winds playing havoc two flights were possible after the Women’s 470 Medal Race on the Nothe Course before the breeze died. In a search for breeze anchors were lifted and moved to Portland Harbour.
The third flight began at 17:00 and with no racing able to take place after 17:30 it was do or die for both match ups as they both headed over with scores tied at 1-1.
Price and Silja Lehtinen (FIN) went out first with the early advantage to the Finnish crew. But Price fought back and took the victory in a photo finish.
Echegoyen overcame Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) in the final race and day was done.
It will be Australia versus Spain on the final day and Price will know what it takes to beat Echegoyen after defeating her in the round robin.
Meanwhile Lehtinen and Skudina will fight for bronze.
The Women’s Match Racing final takes place tomorrow starting at 12:00 on the Nothe Course. Big winds are forecast which will make for an exciting finale of the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition.
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