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29er49erdinghiesWorld Championship

Αποτελέσματα Παγκοσμίου 49er & 29er

Iker Martinez and Xabier Fernandez of Spain have won49er World Championship ('02, '04, '10) adding to their Olympic Gold medal from Athens in 2004 and Silver medal from Beijing in 2008.
In true championship fashion, Martinez/Fernandez also won today's medal race, held in 8-10 knots.
Two-time defending champions Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen from Australia made a strong push by winning both the morning races moving them into 2nd which they held through the final results.
Pietro and Gianfranco Sibello of Italy won the bronze.
The 25 boat gold fleet sailed two races in 16-23 knots which increased to 20-25 for the silver fleet's two races amidst tropical showers.The medal race sailors anticipated the heavy breeze, but unexpectedly the wind dropped to a manageable 10 knots.Top five final results: 49er
1. Iker Martinez de Lizarduy / Xabier Fernandez, ESP, 57
2. Nathan Outteridge / Iain Jensen, AUS, 84
3. Pietro Sibello / Gianfranco Sibello, ITA, 96
4. Dyen Emmanu
el / Stephane Christidis, FRA, 102
5. Dylan Fletcher / Alain Sign, GBR, 106
photos credits to "FRIED ELLIOTT / friedbits.com"
On the 29er course, French sailors Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron consolidated and won the Worlds by 28 points. Pepe Bettini and Fernando Gwozdz, the perpetual bridesmaid, sailed to 2nd overall with a 10-3-2 final day. Danish sailors Oscar Haumann and Taus Holtug who lead the majority of the event, tied for 3rd with Lorezo Franceschini and Riccardo Camin of Italy, losing and having to settle for 4th overall.
However, Haumann and Holtug won the Highest Placing Youth Team award. Top placing women's team was Ida Marie Baad Nielsen and Marie Thusgaard Olsen of Denmark who also won this trophy in 2009.
Top five final results: 29er
1. Kevin Fisher / Glenn Gouron, FRA, 56 points
2. Pepe Bettin / Fernando Gwozdz, ARG, 84
3. Lorenzo Franceschini / Riccardo Camin, ITA, 99
4. Oscar Haumann / Taus Holtug, DEN, 99
5. Maxwell Fraser / David Liebenberg, USA, 100
photos credits to "FRIED ELLIOTT / friedbits.com"

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