RIO 2016 RIVALRIES RENEW ON TOKYO 2020 WATERS12 Sep 2018
With 35 Olympic medallists and numerous World Champions racing at World Cup Series Enoshima, familiar rivalries have resumed in Japan on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
Conditions across the opening two days of competition have been ideal for the 466 sailors from 44 nations. A north easterly breeze ranging from 12-17 knots has been present across the six racing areas on Sagami Bay with a reasonably flat sea state.
Battles from previous World Cups and World Championships have already emerged.
In 470 class, the Japanese Men's teams continue to assert themselves on their home waters.
Keiju Okada and Jumpei Hokazono (JPN) had a superb day, securing a first and a second to solidify their overnight advantage over Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS). The Australians picked up the day's other race win.
Tetsuya Isozaki and Akira Takayanagi (JPN) had a mixed day but occupy third overall, with compatriots Daichi Takayama and Kimihiko Imamura two points behind.
Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka, 2018 World Champions, are also in strong contention in the Women's 470.
A second and an 11th puts them in third, five points off new leaders Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED). Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar (POL) are second overall following a race win and an eighth.
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Source: Daniel Smith - World Sailing
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