Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore

by ISAF 
Byte CII - Bernie Chin - Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014
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Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014 - Bernie Chin and Samantha Yom made it double gold for Singapore as they took the Boy's and Girl's Byte CII Youth Olympic Games titles in Nanjing, China.

Chin held on to his overnight lead whilst Yom advanced from second to first in a gripping final day of the Youth Olympic sailing competition.

The Byte CII fleets raced in a steady 4-5 knot breeze that was coming from an easterly direction and the tension was high in both races.

Rodolfo Pires (POR) and Jonatan Vadnai (HUN) took silver and bronze in the Boy's Byte CII whilst the female silver went to Odile van Aanholt (NED) and bronze to Jarian Brandes (PER).

Byte CII - Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014
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Girl's Byte CII

Byte CII - Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014
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Samantha Yom (SIN) trailed Odile van Aanholt (NED) by four points going into the final race and knew what job had to be done.

The Singaporean fought hard to put boats in between herself and her Dutch competitor. The race was up and down with positions changing throughout. In the end Yom came through in second, behind race winner Dolores Moreira (URU) whilst van Aanholt finished seventh.

Yom ends the regatta on 27 points with Van Aanholt a point behind. Jarian Brandes (PER) held onto the bronze with a fifth place finish in the deciding race.

After racing Yom said, 'It was really intense but I just focused on my race and focused on what I could control and I let the rest fall into place. I knew if I did my best the results would fall into place.

'It's a once in a lifetime experience and to be able to make Singapore proud is really unique.'

On the second day of racing Yom recorded a 21st place finish, which she discarded, and after the day she said, 'bye bye medal chances but I'll keep fighting.' She fought back hard, taking a 2-2-11-2 scoreline to complete the event. Her reply when asked about the 'bye bye medal chances' quote, 'Hello medals,' she smiled. 'I was a bit down after a really bad race. I told myself that, 'yea that's a really bad race but keep fighting and can only get better'.'

Singapore Sailing has produced several young talented sailors and Yom is proud of the support she has received, 'It's really great to know that Singapore has won two golds. I think that Singapore Sailing Federation has given us good support and all of our good results have given us affirmation that we are on the right track and going good.'

Byte CII - Youth Olympic Games Nanjing 2014
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Boy's Byte CII

Ten minutes after Singapore's Samantha Yom claimed the first Youth Olympic Sailing gold, Bernie Chin added a second for his nation.

Chin took a four point lead into the final race and stayed out of trouble as he finished fifth to seal the deal.

Before hundreds of volunteers flocked to Chin for a picture, he said, 'I am very happy because this is my first gold medal that I've won for the country. We are able to bring back two medals this time because at the last YOG we didn't medal but this time we are able to bring both gold's back to Singapore.'

There were many possibilities in the Boy's Byte CII fleet with all the medals up for grabs and any big mistake could have been costly, 'There was some stress,' said Chin, 'but I knew everybody would be stressed just as much as me because every ones points were so close below so the Brazilian and Portuguese guys were just as stressed out as me and maybe even more.'

Brazil's Pedro Correa came into the day in silver medal position with Portugal's Rodolfo Pires occupying the final podium spot. Anything was possible on the race track with those from second to ninth in with a medal shout.

Pires took a seventh and advanced up to silver medal position, dislodging Correa whose 14th place finish saw him drop to sixth. The Portuguese sailor was all smiles after racing, 'It was a very stressful regatta. I was very stressed and there was a lot to lose and a lot to win. My coach was doing the calculations and he confirmed to me that the silver was mine and then I was happy.'

Ahead of the medal ceremony Pires didn't quite know what to expect, 'It will be my first time experiencing this and I don't know what will be going through my head.'

Jonatan Vadnai (HUN) started the day in seventh and a fourth place in the final race pushed him up into bronze and he was relieved after racing, 'I am really happy. I made a bad race in the first race but I just wanted to catch as many boats as I could and finally it ended up good. I was scared, really scared. I just tried to do as good as possible. If I finished in the top five then it wasn't up to me but I did it, so I am happy.'

After a long week his celebratory plan is to, 'Sleep. I think I am going to wake up at 12, eat as much as I want and gain some weight as I am going to Santander now.'

Byte - Men - Overall Results
PosNationSail NumberCrewRacePoints
12345678TotalNet
1SINSIN
Bernie Chin
21(31)
DNF
12153569.0038.00
2PORPOR
Rodolfo Pires
1628491(26)773.0047.00
3HUNHUN
Jonatan Vadnai
(22)511108111472.0050.00
4USAUSA
Henry Marshall
9(12)31110106263.0051.00
5THATHA
Apiwat Sringam
10(13)954213864.0051.00
6BRABRA
Pedro Luiz Marcondes Correa
1423(20)1891471.0051.00
7CROCRO
Pavle ZIVANOVIC
5876(21)7111580.0059.00
8MASMAS
Asri Azman
(31)
DSQ
131
DNE
72810191.0060.00
9FRAFRA
Romén Richard
146108114(16)978.0062.00
10NZLNZL
Alastair Gifford
7(16)4165941980.0064.00
11CANCAN
Justin Vittecoq
211(18)1733122086.0068.00
12CHICHI
Clemente Seguel
6713(25)1861511101.0076.00
13AUSAUS
Thomas Cunich
315(24)24713143103.0079.00
14ISVISV
Scott McKenzie
191951619(29)22120.0091.00
15PERPER
Angello Giuria Farias
4314201523(24)17120.0096.00
16SWESWE
Arvid Nordquist
(23)917151720518124.00101.00
17CAYCAY
Pablo Bertran
18(27)1922231526132.00105.00
18ITAITA
Vittorio Gallinaro
172361922(24)810129.00105.00
19INAINA
Ahmad Zainuddin
121020(21)19171712128.00107.00
20LCALCA
luc chevrier
131712141416(25)24135.00110.00
21NEDNED
Scipio Houtman
818221225(26)2116148.00122.00
22IVBIVB
Sam Morrell
2414251812(28)1913153.00125.00
23BAHBAH
Paul de Souza
112421(26)13141829156.00130.00
24ANTANT
Rhone Kirby
31
DNE
2216924(27)723159.00132.00
25RSARSA
Calvin Gibbs
1520152316(25)2226162.00137.00
26ALGALG
AMINE GUEDMIN
20252313(31)
DNF
222325182.00151.00
27GREGRE
Georgios Papadopoulos-Kouklakis
252626(29)26122021185.00156.00
28UAEUAE
hamad al hamadi
2721(29)2727212728207.00178.00
29COKCOK
Joshua Ioane
2628272828(29)2827221.00192.00
30PNGPNG
Teariki NUMA
282928(30)29303030234.00204.00
Legend
( )- Excluded Score
DSQ- DisqualificationARB- Scoring penalty after arbitrationOCS- On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1BFD- Disqualification under rule 30.3PTS- Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finishDGM- Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludableRAF- Retired after finishingDNC- Did not come to the starting areaRDG- Redress givenDNE- Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)RET- RetiredDNF- Did not finishSCP- Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3DNS- Did not startUFD- U flag penalty imposedDPI- Discretionary penalty imposedZFP- 20% penalty under rule 30.2
Byte - Women - Overall Results

PosNationSail NumberCrewRacePoints12345678TotalNet1SINSIN
Samantha JingYi Yom
253(21)2211248.0027.002NEDNED
Odile Van Aanholt
6311(8)82736.0028.003PERPER
Jarian Brandes
3671511(21)3571.0050.004UKRUKR
Kateryna Gumenko
9(18)9127101470.0052.005NORNOR
Caroline Sofia Rosmo
10410712(17)6672.0055.006MASMAS
Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif
1313(16)11555876.0060.007DOMDOM
Celeste Lugtmeijer
12266271(31)
DNF15100.0069.008ITAITA
Carolina Albano
5712839(31)
DNS25100.0069.009URUURU
Dolores Moreira Fraschini
4(19)141618154191.0072.0010BERBER
Cecilia Wollmann
(14)31
DNE2544131386.0072.0011HUNHUN
Mária Érdi
192641066(31)
DNF3105.0074.0012FINFIN
Alexandra Dahlberg
11(29)1316202110111.0082.0013MEXMEX
PAULA PELAYO
721111410(25)912109.0084.0014ECUECU
Romina De iulio
(27)22172153721114.0087.0015FRAFRA
Louise Cervera
(21)88191413209112.0091.0016ISVISV
Paige Clarke
1612(23)419121914119.0096.0017BRABRA
Natascha Böddener
18105324(27)1029126.0099.0018GBRGBR
Hanna Brant
2214152017(31)
DNF24134.00103.0019THATHA
Nichaporn Panmuean
151721(22)17111711131.00109.0020BULBUL
Viktoriya Hinkovska
2315(24)189231418144.00120.0021PORPOR
Mafalda Pires de Lima
(31)
DSQ913922182228152.00121.0022CAYCAY
Florence Allan
82425171316(31)
DNF19153.00122.0023CROCRO
Karla Savar
201619(23)20141620148.00125.0024AUSAUS
Elyse Ainsworth
17111824(26)222327168.00142.0025EGYEGY
Kholoud Mansy
2425202723(29)1223183.00154.0026CHICHI
Kelly Miche Gonzalez Dreyer
11(28)222621261830182.00154.0027INAINA
Kirana Wardojo
(31)
DSQ31
DNE282831
DSQ24816197.00166.0028TTOTTO
Abigail Affoo
2823262929(30)1517197.00167.0029ALGALG
Nouha El Alia Akil
26(27)272525192426199.00172.0030RSARSA
Megan Robertson
2520(30)3028282522208.00178.00
Legend
( )- Excluded Score
DSQ- DisqualificationARB- Scoring penalty after arbitrationOCS- On the course side of the starting line and broke rule 29.1 or 30.1BFD- Disqualification under rule 30.3PTS- Scoring penalty for a yellow flag after the finishDGM- Disqualification under rule 69.1(b)(2) not excludableRAF- Retired after finishingDNC- Did not come to the starting areaRDG- Redress givenDNE- Disqualification not excludable under rule 88.3(b)RET- RetiredDNF- Did not finishSCP- Took a scoring penalty under rule 44.3DNS- Did not startUFD- U flag penalty imposedDPI- Discretionary penalty imposedZFP- 20% penalty under rule 30.2

























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