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London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Semi Final teams decided

'Women’s Match Racing - London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition'    Thom Touw ©

London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition, Weymouth - Elliott 6M (Women's Match Racing) class.

Eight was narrowed to four today as the Australian, Finnish, Russian and Spanish Women's Match Racing teams progressed on to the Semi Finals. Whilst they celebrate, it's heartache and commiserations for the other four teams who bow out.


Two time ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champion Claire Leroy was the first to be sent packing as Tamara Echegoyen made light work of the former world number one. Coming into the day with a 2-0 lead the Spaniard beat Leroy by 14 seconds to round off a comfortable 3-0 victory.

After a great Quarter Final Echegoyen said, 'We were more aggressive in the downwind and that is good for us. We were able to try different things. All the teams are very good and work hard and in the semifinals we will have to work hard again.'

The shock results didn't end there as world number one and ISAF World Sailor of the Year Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) was knocked out of the competition by current ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champion Silja Lehtinen (FIN). The flying Fin came into the day with a 2-0 advantage but Tunnicliffe reduced the deficit to one. However in the fourth flight Lehtinen pipped her to the post by two seconds.

Renee Groeneveld (NED) proved yesterday that Australia's Olivia Price (AUS) can be beaten. But it was business as usual for the Australians as they took two comfortable race wins today to advance.

Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) delivered a nail biting finish with it all on the line in the final flight. In the end the Brits said goodbye to their dream of winning a medal on home waters as Skudina sailed her way to the finish line first and securing her third point.

Macgregor, Lush and Macgregor (GBR) - Women’s Match Racing - London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition -  Thom Touw_©  

Price will take on Lehtinen in the first of the Semi Finals whilst Echegoyen goes against Skudina.

The Semi-Finals take place on Friday 10 August with a sail off for places 5-8 on the Nothe Course tomorrow.

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