Record Setting Techno 293 World Championship
Published on October 29th, 2016
Torbole, Italy (October 29, 2016) – The past six days have seen some red hot competition at the Techno 293 and Techno 293 Plus World Championships for the 474 sailors from 33 nations on the waters of Lake Garda.
With competitors for the first time from all five continents, it was also a hallmark moment for Italian Giorgia Speciale who finished on the podium in all of five T293 World Championship she took part: 3 gold and 2 silver medals.
First place confirmed for the French Tom Gerandeau. A great growth of Greece in the Techno 293 Class with Leonidas Tsortanidis thanks to the last race in which he has moved up from fourth to second place. Third place for the French Fabien Pianazza. Nicoló Renna fourth, with desire of revenge for the next RS:X Youth World Championship, scheduled on 2017, the end of June at Circolo Surf Torbole.
As well as last year in Cagliari, an almost total Italian podium: two Italian competitors who won with a race less. So Giorgia Speciale enters in the all of fame of young people windsurfers being the first ever athlete who winning a medal in all five editions of T293 Worlds she took part: three gold and two silver medals in U-15 and U-17 categories. The extraordinary athlete from the historical Circolo SEF Stamura of Ancona, is coached by Roberto Pierani.
An excellent result also for Enrica Schirru (coached by Mauro Covre), who after a bronze medal in 2015, today gets a silver one. Greece at third place, only 3 points from Schirru.
A very hard latest 3 races for U-15 competitors this morning, who sailed with a 20 knots of north wind. Gold medal for the French Mathis Ghio (last races 2-1-1); silver medal for the Israeli Eyal Zror (4-2-6) and bronze for the British Eyal Zror (1-4-5). Great Championship still for the Italian Alessandro José Tomasi (LNI Riva) and Edoardo Tanas (Fraglia Vela Malcesine), who are respectively sixth and eighth.
The podium of the girls U-15 class goes to Hong Kong Mak Cheuk Wing, who is 4 points away from Mathilde Garandeau. Third place for the Israeli Linoy Geva.The Ligurian Marta Monge has fighted with honor and determination till the end: fifth place for her who concluded this Championship still as a protagonist.
Plus Men and Women
Another Italian first place in Plus Men category: gold medal won by Antoniino Cangemi (CC Lauria Palermo). A considerable distance for him, who is 19 points away from the second place belonging to the Norwegian Jakob Ruud. Third place for the French Hugo Mollard-Tanguy.
Among women, the victory goes to the French Clementine le Joliffe, followed by the Polish Patrycja Lis. Third place for the Mexican Mariana Aguilar.
Racing for the 474 sailors from 33 nations was held October 24 to 29 with world titles on the line for Under 15, Under-17 and 17+ in male and female categories.
Source: Elena Giolai-Immagine & Comunicazione