All days of the sailing Olympics itBoat will keep a diary telling about the main events and achievements of each day.
What is the composition of the Russian national team at the XXX Games (XXX here is not the designation «porn», but a serial number), and what can we expect from it?
Our team can be divided into three parts. The first one is the athletes of the highest world level, not just capable, but almost directly obliged to take a medal.
The second - are very well prepared athletes who are able to compete with the world elite almost on an equal footing and can take a medal with a favorable set of circumstances. And, finally, the third are the athletes who are far inferior to the world stars of sailing, and on whose success (if
The Russian national team today has only one crew of the first level. Ekaterina Skudinacompeting in Women's
Alas, the assertive and aggressive Australian was not enough for our girls. Either the tiredness of the first days or nerves let her down, but it was a fact: at the very start the Russian crew bumped into the Australian crew, received a penalty (360° turn) and were unable to win back by the end of the race. The Australian team leads the
Nevertheless, at present Katya's Skudina's crew is the only one that can really claim a medal. Again, everything is carried out by the fragile female shoulders!
A second level athlete in the team right now is Eduard Skornyakov, who competes in the Finn class. Here, too, we could count on a successful performance, but alas - after six races Eduard took only 16th place, 70 points behind the leader, Denmark's Jonas
«Tuesday at all turned out to be» a black day for the British sailing team.
On Tuesday British TV channels stopped broadcasting sailing competitions at all - the expected successes of their stars are not shown yet.
Although, to be honest,
However, the Olympic regatta hasn't even reached its equator yet - the final and medal races will be held only next week, beginning on Sunday. Well, read more details about the races in other classes later.
Live broadcasts of the sailing races (although without commentary) can be found on Sportbox, all race timetable and results on ISAF website, and daily reports on the Russian national team performances on the Russian Sailing Federationwebsite.