Strong finaledag Danish silver and bronze at the sejlsports-VM

the Danes were in the Nacra 17 out in a close battle for the guldmedaljerne, but the Italian boat was too strong. Denmark travel home with both silver and bro

Strong finaledag Danish silver and bronze at the sejlsports-VM

the Danes were in the Nacra 17 out in a close battle for the guldmedaljerne, but the Italian boat was too strong.

Denmark travel home with both silver and bronze medals from the WORLD cup in sailing in New Zealand.

Podiepladserne was secured on the night of Sunday, Danish time at the final WORLD cup races in the Nacra 17 and the 49erFX.

In the Nacra 17, it was Lin Ea Cenholt and Christian Peter Lübeck, who won the silver.

They were already well in third place before the races on Sunday and was even in the game for a gold medal, because the australian boat had failed in topstriden in the crucial sailing.

Then it was actually a fight for gold and silver between the Danish boat, and the Italian Bissaro and Frascari.

But the italians managed to keep the danes behind and can thus call themselves the world champions.

- We fought all the way in the Medal Race, as well as we could, but we just have to say that the italians were a little better in this race. We must have the first place for good, says sølvmedaljevinderen Lin Ea Cenholt in the minutes after the decision, according to the Danish Sailing association.

Ida Marie Baad and Marie Thusgaard, made bronze in the 49erFX.

It came with a great comeback, as the pair before the final races on Sunday was number six with 23 points up to the podium.

It is Baad and Thusgaards second WORLD cup medal since the pair got the silver back in 2014.

the WORLD cup also serves as the first part of the qualification for the OLYMPICS in Tokyo next year. The second part is settled for February at a WORLD cup competition.

Denmark has a nationsplads in the 49erFX, and here, the Baad and Thusgaard got a slight edge to Anne-Julie Foght Schütt and Iben Nielsby, who is behind by eight points after this WORLD cup.

In the Nacra 17 has Cenholt and Lübeck, in all probability, has secured the Danish OLYMPIC ticket, as the other Danish Nacra with Natacha Saouma-Pedersen and Mathias Borreskov ended as number 32 at the WORLD cup.

In the men's 49er joined Jonas Warrer and Jacob Precht Jensen on an overall ninth place as the best Danish crew at the WORLD cup. Mads Emil Lübeck and Nikolaj Buhl joined on the 23.-square.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 08 December 2019, 08:00

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