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FLASH NEWS: GOLD TO AUSTRALIA IN MEN AND GREAT BRITAIN IN WOMEN

09 Aug 2019

FLASH NEWS ... full report to follow ... after a medal race battle to the end, stepping away victorious with Gold medals are Mathew Belcher/Will Ryan (AUS) and Hannah Mills/Eilidh McIntyre (GBR).

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2019 470 World Championship
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In a thrilling final day, Enoshima race course hosted the ten men and ten women teams in the medal race finale. Super close racing, challenging race tactics and strategy saw the top gold, silver and bronze medallists confirmed. Medallists are:

470 Men Podium
Gold - Mathew BELCHER/Will RYAN (AUS 11)
Silver - Jordi XAMMAR/Nicolas RODRIGUEZ (ESP 44)
Bronze - Anton Dahlberg DAHLBERG/Fredrik BERGSTRÖM (SWE 349)

470 Women Podium
Gold - Hannah MILLS/Eilidh MCINTYRE (GBR 1)
Silver - Ai KONDO YOSHIDA/Miho YOSHIOKA (JPN 1)
Bronze - Camille LECOINTRE/Aloïse RETORNAZ (FRA 9)

Click here for final overall results.

NATIONS QUALIFIED TO TOKYO 2020 AT 470 WORLDS
Subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have earned qualification at the 2019 470 World Championship:

Men: Greece, Russian Federation, People’s Republic of China, Turkey (in finishing order after 11 races)

Women: Poland, Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany (in finishing order after 11 races)

All places are awarded subject to the details of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification System. Click here to view the qualification system in full.

ABOUT TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC QUALIFICATION
There is a total of 19 nation quota places in the 470 Men and 21 in the 470 Women. The nations qualified at the 2019 470 World Championship now join the following nations already qualified from the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships where 8 nations qualified in each of the 470 Men and 470 Women, as well as the host nation quota place to Japan:

Men: Australia, France, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, USA

Women: China, France, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, Slovenia, Spain

Six more nation qualification places are available, one from each of the continental qualifiers starting with the 2019 470 Asian Championship from 16-21 December 2019. After that the continental qualification moves to:

Oceania - 2020 Oceania Championship, Melbourne, Australia, 17-21 January 2020

Africa - 2020 African Championship, Luanda, Angola, 12-18 January 2020

North America and the Caribbean - Hempel Sailing World Cup Miami, USA – 19-26 January 2020

South America - 2020 South American Championship, Mar del Plata, Argentina, 11-17 February 2020.

Europe - Hempel Sailing World Cup Genoa, Italy, 13-19 April 2020

NOTICEBOARD
Go to the online Noticeboard to find out about official notices, updates on racing times and course areas, changes to Sailing Instructions and fleet allocations for the 470 Men during the qualification series.

HOW TO FOLLOW
Live blog, tracking, results, race reports, videos and photos will be available throughout the 470 World Championship on 2019worlds.470.org as well as updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The official hashtags for the Championship are: #470Worlds #470Sailing #470Life #Sail470

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ABOUT THE 2019 470 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Enoshima, the venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Sailing Competition, is playing host to the 2019 470 World Championships and Olympic Qualification event from 2-9 August 2019. 182 athletes representing 29 nations are competing for Men and Women Worlds podium places and for many teams the Championship serves as a round of their national selection process for Tokyo 2020. For those nations not yet qualified for Tokyo 2020, the pressure is on to make the cut and claim one of the few remaining nation slots with 4 in the Men and 6 in the Women.