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49er & 49erFX Asian Championship 2019 - Overall

by Asian Sailing Federation 9 Nov 22:39 PST
49er & 49erFX Asian Championship 2019 © 49er & 49erFX Asian Championship

The final day of racing at the Asian 49er and 49erFX Championship 2019 demanded different skills as the early morning Southerly wind stayed on for much longer than usual. With the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace in the backdrop, the Race Committee was quick to setup the course and racing began as scheduled at 1100 hrs.

After a sterling performance yesterday, the Omanis Musab Al Hadi and Waleed Al Kindi were assured of the Gold medal and the 49er Asian Champions title, but the battle was then set for a final day showdown between the Hong Kong, Chinese and the Indian teams.

Indian's KC Ganapathy and Varun Thakkar, who'd moved up into 4th position on the penultimate day of racing, clearly wanted to prove themselves and did so in style, winning all three races of the day to win the Silver medal.

A 4th, 8th and a 7th place today for the young Hong Kong team of Akira Sakai and Russel Aylsworth moved them into bronze position overall, as the Chinese team of Ding Mingling and Liu Tian also fumbled to finish 7th, 5th and 5th in the three races of the day.

The Omanis should be happy with their teams' performance, and the battle is set for a good fight to see who wins the 49er Olympic qualification in March 2020.

Overall Results:

PosNatSail NoHelmCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12R13R14R15Pts
1stOMA145Musab Al HadiWaleed Al Kindi21‑5343421211‑54230
2ndIND316Ganapathy Kelapanda ChengappaVarun Thakkar8‑9‑915227414311140
3rdHKG880Akira SakaiRussell Aylsworth1314256135524‑8‑742
4thCHN2Ding MinglingLiu Tian3242341326(OCS)4‑75544
5thCHN1Mingcheng DingLi Maokui6‑82‑81186532622448
6thIND104Sandip JainMunna Pandit547596346785‑103‑1072
7thIND780Brijraj VermaPankaj Kumar9537‑108710796(OCS)37687
8thIND627Narendra Singh RajputSakthivel Sekar‑1076989‑108883766388
9thIND739Aanand ThakurVishal Thakur46‑10‑1061055947889889
10thOMA173Ahmed Al HasaniAbdulrahman Al Mashari7108677991010(OCS)(OCS)9109111
49er FX
1stCHN2Shang ZitongTong Zu11111‑21‑2211112115
2ndCHN1Xiaoyu HuSu Sha‑2‑2222121122221222

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