easy sailing for spanish sailors

On Enoshiba Island, away from the noise of Tokyo and the state of emergency, six crews have options for medals.

The 49er men’s doubles formed by Diego Botton Iago Lepez Marra.EFE

Away from the restricted hub of Olympic Village. Away from the state of emergency in the capital. The political and economic center of Japan fared away from more than 3,000 new infections in a day. Far away…not far. Because Enoshima Island is only 75 kilometers away from Tokyo. To reach the yachting venue for the Games, it takes just over an hour by car, crossing a 600-metre bridge connecting the city of Fujisawa.

Unaware of the fifth wave of the pandemic hitting Tokyo harder than ever, Enoshiba has become a bubble within the Olympic bubble: some spotlights in Tokyo Baha’s maze of venues seem so distracting that they’ve forgotten that the Pacific, seeing Sagami, is a And in the Gulf, there are regattas every day.

They are no less. There are 350 registered sailors in the 10 types of sailing competing in the Games. And they all have the Spanish team. Except for Japan and the United Kingdom, no other country managed to get its sailors involved in all 10 incidents. It was a good letter of introduction, although due to the fall of the March in the Suez Canal it took almost three months for the boats dropping Santander in five containers to reach Japan.

13 Olympic Gold

After Spain failed to gain any metal at RO 2016, the national delegation had high hopes of regaining the old glory in the sport where Spaniards have won the most Olympic medals: 19 of these in total. There are 13 gold.

The 15 best Spanish sailors arrived in Enoshima with six crews in the top 10 of the world rankings. such figures are Jordi Zammer and Nico Rodriguez at 470; Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel in Nacra17; and balearic Joan Cardona In the Finn class, the youngest of the group, 22 years old, opens in one games and has a promising future ahead.

Cardona finished third, second and third in the two races played on Thursday. In the classification they finish second with 14 points in the absence of four of the 10 races to which their participation should be added. medal race, the final of each of the 10 categories, with the best 10 passes after the sum of the qualifying races.

49er. maximum similarity in

The coveted gold side is now the best profile men’s 49er in which iago lopez maras You Diego Botany, a binomial that won the 2019 World runner-up and a bronze in the European. After completing 5 and 12 in two regattas on Thursday, They maintain second place in general. However the Galician and the Cantabrian are tied on 18 points with the British doubles, leading to the tiebreaker criteria.

are also in podium position Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelona on 49erFX. The former has already won a gold medal in the Elliott category at London 2012. Also options for Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel, seventh overall in Nacra 17 Sylvia Ms and Patricia Cantero, who finished the day’s two races in 3rd and 6th place in the 470 class.

From the same seventh place, with 17 points in the men’s 470, Jordi Zammer and Nicolas Rodriguez, who are the favorites for the gold, should come back. In the last four years they have won the 2019 and 2020 Miami World Cup series, they were third in the 2019 Enoshima Test Event, second in the 2019 World Cup and third in the 2020 World Cup.