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Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers

'Techno 293 - Linli Wu - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games'    ISAF ©

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner and China's Linli Wu claimed the Boy's and Girl's Techno 293 honours as sailing concluded at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games in China.

A single undiscardable race brought the Techno 293 racing to a close with the conditions testing the 20 boy's and 21 girl's racers who took to the course. Three knots gusting up to eight knots from an easterly direction made life tough on the race course with those with excellent tactical nous and light wind prowess excelling.

Left to right - Maxim Tokarev, Francisco Saubidet Birkner, and Lars van Someren - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Boy's Techno 293

Techno 293 - Francisco Saubidet Birkner - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Argentina's Francisco Saubidet Birkner overthrew Russia's Maxim Tokarev to take Boy's Techno 293 gold in a winner take all final duel.

The points were extremely tight between the top seven of the pack with plenty of equations possible. In the end it turned out to be a tussle at the top between Saubidet Birkner and Tokarev.

Saubidet Birkner and Tokarev jostled for position throughout the final race with the places going to and fro. The Argentine read the conditions perfectly to overtake Tokarev and finish second in the final race, one place ahead of the Russian to take the title.

'I'm very happy because the wind was very difficult today,' said the Argentina. 'I raced very good, I was always on the right side and I finished second and first overall, so it's perfect.

'We've trained all of the year for this event so we are very happy that that I finished first.'

From six races, Tokarev took a one point lead over the Argentine going into the final day. Saubidet Birkner was aware of the threat that Tokarev posed, as he explained, 'He's very good in this wind and in this wind I think he's the best. I started very good and very near to him and I raced always next to him because I was second and one point behind him. In the last lap I was on the right side so I finished second and he finished third.'

Tokarev was visibly disappointed upon completion of the final race but was happy ashore, 'I was behind my opponent at the second upwind but the wind dropped and my opponent went ahead of me so maybe he was more powerful or maybe it was luck.

'I'm happy that I have silver and the girl from my team also picked up silver so Russia is the most powerful team in the Techno now.'

The Netherlands Lars van Someren (NED) came into the day with a chance of gold and a threat of dropping completely out of the medals. He came through in fourth position to seal bronze and after racing he said, 'I'm super happy. Before I came here I expected a top five but a medal is amazing. I love being on the podium.'

Van Someren headed straight to the spectator stand after racing where he greeted his family, 'Well my dad has been over excited all the week. He's supported me all the way and my mother as well with all the time they've invested with the training, the driving, buying equipment and without them I couldn't have done it so that's why I wanted to thank them first.'

Girl's Techno 293

Left to right - Mariam Sekhposyan, Linli Wu, and Lucie Pianazza - Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games -  ISAF ©  

Linli Wu took gold for China in the Girl's Techno 293 with a final race bullet stylishly sealing the deal on her home waters.

Wu dominated the pack throughout the week and took a seven point advantage into the final day. Despite being middle of the pack at the first mark she worked her way up the fleet to seal an emphatic victory with the chasing racers a considerable distance behind.

After racing Wu said, 'I had good starts and used the wind shifts and got to know the wind well before. I could see from the beginning it would be pumping tactics and I am quite good at that.

'To prepare for this event I lost some weight and went from 65kg to 55kg for the light conditions because I knew it would be light conditions.

'I am very happy and very proud.'

Before racing commenced the Chinese sailor was somewhat of an unknown quantity but the fleet got to know her quickly as she took four of seven race victories.

Mariam Sekhposyan picked up silver and was content with her performance, 'I'm happy that everything is over but I'm upset that it's just silver because I didn't know the Chinese girl and when I saw her in the first races I was like, 'what, who is this?' but she is very good.'

France's Lucie Pianazza wrapped up bronze, finishing the final race in fourth, 'It was difficult because the wind moved a lot but I finished third or fourth because I arrived as the same time as the Thailand sailor. It's great because I am third and it's beautiful.

'I would like to have an Olympic medal but I have bronze here and I am really happy. I will move to the RS:X and I would like to go to the Worlds and be in the top and one of the best athletes. I want to sail at the ISAF Youth Worlds.'

Techno 293 - Women - Overall Results
Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net
1 CHN CHN 4 (7) 1 1 2 1 1 17.00 10.00
2 RUS RUS 7 2 3 (10) 1 3 2 28.00 18.00
3 FRA FRA 2 3 4 3 4 (5) 4 25.00 20.00
4 NED NED 3 6 6 4 3 (8) 5 35.00 27.00
5 THA THA 1 12 2 (14) 14 2 3 48.00 34.00
6 HKG HKG 5 (17) 10 11 6 9 8 66.00 49.00
7 JPN JPN 11 4 7 9 9 (17) 10 67.00 50.00
8 ISR ISR 9 10 5 13 8 (15) 6 66.00 51.00
9 PER PER 6 5 (14) 8 5 13 14 65.00 51.00
10 SIN SIN (19) 9 11 6 7 6 13 71.00 52.00
11 ITA ITA 10 1 9 7 (11) 10 16 64.00 53.00
12 LAT LAT (16) 11 13 15 10 4 7 76.00 60.00
13 POL POL 8 (16) 16 2 15 12 11 80.00 64.00
14 ESP ESP 14 8 (22)
DSQ
17 16 7 9 93.00 71.00
15 EST EST (20) 15 12 5 18 11 18 99.00 79.00
16 NZL NZL 12 (18) 8 18 12 18 15 101.00 83.00
17 TUR TUR 13 13 (18) 12 17 16 21 110.00 92.00
18 MEX MEX (17) 14 17 16 13 14 20 111.00 94.00
19 ARG ARG 15 (19) 15 19 19 19 17 123.00 104.00
20 VEN VEN 21 (22)
OCS
19 21 20 21 12 136.00 114.00
21 IND IND 18 20 20 20 (22)
DNF
20 19 139.00 117.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2

Techno 293 - Men - Overall Results

Pos Nation Sail Number Crew Race Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total Net
1 ARG ARG 6 1 1 8 1 (11) 2 30.00 19.00
2 RUS RUS (9) 3 6 1 2 4 3 28.00 19.00
3 NED NED 1 4 (10) 9 3 2 4 33.00 23.00
4 FRA FRA 4 9 4 (11) 5 1 1 35.00 24.00
5 ISR ISR 5 2 (13) 4 6 5 5 40.00 27.00
6 NZL NZL (11) 6 3 2 7 6 8 43.00 32.00
7 JPN JPN 3 7 2 7 (9) 8 7 43.00 34.00
8 HKG HKG 8 5 (9) 3 4 3 17 49.00 40.00
9 ITA ITA (14) 8 8 10 8 9 13 70.00 56.00
10 SLO SLO 12 13 7 (14) 10 7 10 73.00 59.00
11 THA THA 10 12 5 6 (13) 12 14 72.00 59.00
12 BRA BRA 2 (14) 11 12 14 13 11 77.00 63.00
13 MYA MYA 7 (19) 16 5 16 14 15 92.00 73.00
14 ARU ARU 16 10 (18) 18 11 15 12 100.00 82.00
15 TPE TPE (15) 15 12 13 15 10 18 98.00 83.00
16 USA USA (18) 11 15 15 18 16 9 102.00 84.00
17 TUN TUN 17 17 17 (19) 19 17 6 112.00 93.00
18 VEN VEN 13 (21)
OCS
14 17 12 18 21
OCS
116.00 95.00
19 PUR PUR 19 16 19 16 17 (20) 16 123.00 103.00
20 SVK SVK (20) 18 20 20 20 19 19 136.00 116.00


Legend
( ) - Excluded Score
DSQ - Disqualification
ARB - Scoring penalty after arbitration
OCS - On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1
BFD - Disqualification under rule 30.3
PTS - Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finish
DGM - Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludable
RAF - Retired after finishing
DNC - Did not come to the starting area
RDG - Redress given
DNE - Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)
RET - Retired
DNF - Did not finish
SCP - Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3
DNS - Did not start
UFD - U flag penalty imposed
DPI - Discretionary penalty imposed
ZFP - 20% penalty under rule 30.2





















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