07/29/2021 3:49 AM
Updated 07/29/2021 3:49 AM
Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza had a good day on the second day of competition for the
at the Tokyo Olympics.
On the field of Enoshima Bay, the Argentine duo, which seeks to revalidate the gold it won in Rio de Janeiro 2016, did not start in the best way, because it finished eighth in the first regatta of the day -the fourth of the test-, but then he got a fourth and sixth place in the next two and managed to climb a place in the general classification.
Lange and Carranza, Argentine flag bearers at the opening ceremony,
thus march fourth with 23 units
(they discarded the eight from the first race of this day) after six regattas, half of which will be held before the
(medal race ).
They are just four points
They are just four points
behind the German duo (Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer), who are currently in potential last place on the podium.
The leaders are the Italians
, with eight points, followed by the British John Gimson and Anna Burnet.
On Wednesday, on the first day of competition of this class, the Argentines had started with a sixth place in the first regatta;
they finished second in the next and closed with a fifth place.
The Nacra Class 17 positions after six races, with the Argentine duo in fourth place.
Now they will have a rest day and
will compete again on Saturday, from 0.05 in our country
, when they will run three more regattas.
Lange, 59, is contesting his seventh Games and is seeking his fourth medal.
She was bronze in the Tornado class with
in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 and then took gold in Rio, the only medal in the personal harvest of Carranza, 34, who was also an Olympian in Beijing and London.
More action for other Argentines
, meanwhile, closed her participation in the
The Mendoza finished 24th, 17th and 22nd in the day's races, the last three before the race for the medals, she was 20th with 207 points, far behind the Chinese
, first with 30, and was left out of the fight for the podium.
Tejerina was 20th overall with 207 points and did not qualify for the Medal Race.
Photo EFE / Lavandeira Jr
On the other hand,
ranks 25th after eight regattas in the Laser class. The Santa Fe ran two this Thursday. In the first he was
for crossing the starting line in the minute before the start (black flag rule) and in the second he finished 16th. Thus, with two races remaining, he accumulates 145 units. The leader is Australian
Lourdes Hartkopf are
20th in the
, after finishing 13th and 19th in the third and fourth races of the event.
The Argentine duo - which had been disqualified in the first two on Wednesday - adds 54 points, 50 more than the leaders, the Polish
finished 20th in the first regatta of the day in the
and was 27th with 137 units, seven races completed and one more to run this Thursday.
In the remainder of the day, in addition, they will see action
, who finished fifth with 17 points after five races disputed in
and will complete one more this Thursday, and
Francisco Saubidet Birkner
, who was 20th with 149 units after nine regattas in the
and will run the last three before the
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