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Sailing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Windsurfer

Sailing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Marina da Glória, Glória, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 8, 2016
Date Finished: August 14, 2016
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 10 of 11 scores to count for final placement, and advancement to the medal race.. Medal race points count double.

Gold: FRA Charline Picon
Silver: CHN Chen Peina
Bronze: RUS Stefaniya Elfutina

Summary

Unlike the men’s event, the women’s event was very close, with a dramatic medal race. The final result, saw only seven points separating the gold medal winner from sixth place. After the preliminary races, the very constant Russian [Stefaniya Elfutina] was jointly in the lead on 55 (net) points, without winning a single race, along with the Italian [Flavia Tartaglini], winner of four of the first seven races. Three sailors followed with 60 points each: France’s [Charline Picon], eighth in 2012, but was subsequently the 2014 World Champion, PR China’s [Chen Peina], who had a fantastic last day of the preliminaries winning three races, and Israel’s [Maayan Davidovich], like Elfutina a solid performer. Only one point behind was Spain’s [Marina Alabau], the gold medalist in London 2012, and another seven behind and obviously with a realistic chance of a medal was [Lilian de Geus] from the Netherlands. But the result of the medal race, with its doubling of points, changed everything.

Tartaglini and Davidovich placed only eighth and ninth dropping to seventh and eighth overall. De Geus, won the medal race and gained twelve points against Elfutina, who received 14 points for her seventh place and just held on to the bronze medal with just a one-point advantage. Alabau Neira’s fifth place was only good enough to consolidate her fifth place at the end of the preliminaries. The big winners of the medal race were Picon and Chen, with Picon’s second place giving her a total of 64 points which turned out to be good enough for gold. Chen, level with her after the preliminaries, moved forward from sixth to second place on the downwind leg, but had to give way to Picon and settle for silver, two points behind.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS 1st Place Finishes 2nd Place Finishes 3rd Place Finishes Last Race Placement
1 Charline Picon 31 France FRA Gold 64 4
2 Chen Peina 27 China CHN Silver 66 6
3 Stefaniya Elfutina 19 Russia RUS Bronze 69 14
4 Lilian de Geus 24 Netherlands NED 70 2
5 Marina Alabau 30 Spain ESP 71 10
6 Flavia Tartaglini 31 Italy ITA 71 16
7 Maayan Davidovich 28 Israel ISR 78 18
8 Patrícia Freitas 26 Brazil BRA 81 8
9 Bryony Shaw 33 Great Britain GBR 83 12
10 Tuuli Petäjä 32 Finland FIN 99 20
11 Ingrid Puusta 25 Estonia EST 132 0 0 0 14
12 Maria Mollestad 20 Norway NOR 141 0 0 0 11
13 Demita Vega 33 Mexico MEX 147 0 0 0 15
14 Małgorzata Białecka 28 Poland POL 153 0 0 0 18
15 Lærke Buhl-Hansen 24 Denmark DEN 154 0 0 0 12
16 Marion Lepert 20 United States USA 156.9 0 0 1 22
17 Sonia Lo 23 Hong Kong HKG 157 0 0 0 13
18 Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam 22 Thailand THA 166 0 1 0 17
19 Gelly Skarlatou 40 Greece GRE 171 0 0 0 16
20 Megumi Iseda 29 Japan JPN 198 0 0 0 20
21 María Tejerina 22 Argentina ARG 206 0 0 0 21
22 Dilara Uralp 20 Turkey TUR 230 0 0 0 19
23 Sára Cholnoky 27 Hungary HUN 235 0 0 0 27
24 Ketija Birzule 17 Latvia LAT 256 0 0 0 23
25 Audrey Yong 21 Singapore SGP 266 0 0 0 27
26 Katia Belabbas 20 Algeria ALG 290 0 0 0 27