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Sailing: Shaw part of golden trio as GBR dominate in France

April 30, 2010

Bryony Shaw secured one of three GBR gold medals on the final day at the at the World Cup week in France.

bryony-shaw-hyeresThe final races were once again delayed by the light wind conditions which have prevailed throughout the week. Shaw’s medal race was abandoned, handing her overall victory and her second straight World Cup podium finish by 18 points over Spain’s Blanca Manchon.

She was part of a superb golden hat-trick for Britain on finals day, as Paul Brotherton and Mark Asquith, and Paul Goodison all sealed victory as well.

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Shaw said: “It was a shame not to get out and do the medal race, but I’m really happy with the racing this week. It’s been really light winds, so hard work, but I’m dominating in the light winds and have had really consistent results this week, so I’m really happy.

She added: “I had the yellow jersey after day one so it was nice to keep that all week.”

Skandia Team GBR had a strong finish to the fourth leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series, as they pick up five medals from the regatta. Laser Radial sailor Charlotte Dobson and 2.4mR Paralympic sailor Megan Pascoe added silver and bronze respectively to the British tally.

Charlotte Dobson did brilliantly to secure silver in the Laser Radial class with the help of a medal race victory. Dobson was fourth going into the final day, but pulled out all the stops to grab her first podium finish at a World Cup event since taking silver at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in 2008.

Megan Pascoe sailed a solid final two races in the 2.4mR Paralympic class to wrap up the Skandia Team GBR medal tally, with results of 1,4 from Friday seeing her into the bronze medal position.

Chris Knight, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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