Sailing-Julie stares at the gold medal


Julie won all three races to comfortably maintain top position which he secured after the first series of races on Tuesday.

“Everything went smoothly and the wind condition was perfect today (Thursday),” said Julie after the races.
He explained that his main task during the third series will be to help Rodney Govinden ¬– Seychelles’ other sailor in the Laser standard class – win the silver medal.

Rodney Govinden finished the day in third position after taking fourth, third and second places in the three races.
“All went well for me out there today (Thursday) and I managed to improve my position in each race,” Rodney Govinden told Sports Nation. He added that he is going all out for the silver medal behind Julie.

After all sailors have had their worst results discarded, Julie has five points, while Rodney Govinden has 14.

Meanwhile, in the men’s Laser radial class yesterday, Rodney’s twin brother Roy Govinden came closer to clinching the bronze medal after finishing first and second in the two races on the programme.

He is now in third position which he is sharing with an Algerian.
In the third series of races tomorrow, Roy Govinden only has to finish ahead of the Algerian to secure the bronze medal.

“It was a good race and the wind was perfect,” Roy Govinden told Sports Nation. He added that if there is strong wind tomorrow, he is sure of doing well.

In the women’s Laser radial races, Meggy Gertrude finished third and fourth in two races yesterday to move into third position overall. She is also sharing third position with an Algerian sailor.
Meggy said yesterday’s races were tough and she had to give her best.

 “I will be all out to finish ahead of my Algerian opponent to win the bronze on Sunday,” she added.

Meggy’s big sister Beth finished in fourth and fifth positions in yesterday’s races.

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