Smells like a medal on a candle

Last day of racing before the start of the Medal Races. Spain has the possibility of hanging up to five metals.

The Balearic Joa Cardona competing in the last Finn class race before competing in the Medal Race.EFE
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The great rise in sail. The one of all the Olympic Games. There are historical disappointments like the failure in Ro 2016. But that was an inexplicable exception. Because five years later, on the island of Enoshima, 75 kilometers from Tokyo, Spain aspires, right now, to hang up to five metals.

On Monday we will begin to celebrate or puncture current expectations. Those who have rested this Sunday open the Medal Race: In 49er, Diego Botn and Iago Lpez Marra They start from third place, four points behind gold. On 49er FX, Tmara Echegoyen and Paula Barcel They come out fourth, another four points from the bronze. The former has already won gold at London 2012 in the Elliot class.

After finishing the eighth day of regattas, the Medal Race also awaits one of the great favorites to hang a medal: the Balearic Joan Cardona, in the class Finn, the youngest of the Spanish team, at 22 years old, who made his debut at these Games.

CardonaAfter signing a 5 and 8 place in both races on Sunday, he will start on Tuesday from third position. He’s only two points from silver. Of the gold, to nine.

“We know that there will be five favorite countries, and they are the five that go first and, in addition, Argentina has gotten into the fight. We were counting on that we would have this war of five. We will have to do a good Medal Race. By remaining among the first four we know that we ensure a medal, so this could be a good way to face it, “said the youngest after finishing the last day before the grand final.

In Nacra 17, Tara Pacheco and Florian Trittel they also have options starting from fifth place. In the 470s, both male and female, this Sunday they finished their penultimate day of regattas, with two good heats, Jordi Xammar and Nicols Rodrguez, who have risen two positions in the table and already occupy the second place, behind the Australians Matt Belcher and Will Ryan.

“We are already thinking about tomorrow, that we need another two good heats, and then we will watch the Medal Race,” Xammar explained.