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Tokyo 2020: Lange and Carranza are fourth in the Nacra 17 class and dream of another medal for Argentina

2021-07-29T07:08:30.516Z

The flag-bearer duo closed the first half of the competition very close to third place and will race again on Saturday.



07/29/2021 3:49 AM

  • Clarín.com

  • sports

Updated 07/29/2021 3:49 AM

Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza had a good day on the second day of competition for the

Nacra 17

class

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

(medal race ).

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

Caterina Banti

and

Ruggero Tita

, 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

Carlos Espínola

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

Celia Tejerina

, meanwhile, closed her participation in the

RS: X

windsurfing class.

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

Yunxiu Lu

, 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,

Francisco Guaragna

ranks 25th after eight regattas in the Laser class. The Santa Fe ran two this Thursday. In the first he was

disqualified

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

Matt Wearn

with 29.

Belén Tavella

and

Lourdes Hartkopf are

20th in the

470

, 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

Agnieszka Skrzypulec

and

Jolanta Ogar

.

Lucía Falasca

finished 20th in the first regatta of the day in the

Laser Radial

class

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

Facundo Olezza

, who finished fifth with 17 points after five races disputed in

Finn

class

and will complete one more this Thursday, and

Francisco Saubidet Birkner

, who was 20th with 149 units after nine regattas in the

RS: X

and will run the last three before the

Medal Race

Look also

Tokyo 2020: The Panthers added a new defeat, this time against Italy

The Lions were distracted on the end and fell with India

Source: clarin

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