Alison Young believes she is timing her assault on the medals at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta to perfection following a solid day four on the Olympic waters.
As the Laser Radial fleet separated into silver and gold, the latter the ones tussling it out for silverware, Young is ensuring she is right in the mix.
The 25-year-old strengthened her case for a podium spot with a fifth-place finish and a victory in yesterday’s two races.
Young is now just a point behind the overall leader, China’s Lijia Xu, heading into the final two days and she insists she is well on course to close the gap and overtake her rival when all is said and done.
“It was a pretty solid day, the first day of the finals, and I got two good results in so I am pleased,” she said.
“It has been a very consistent week so far. I had a bit of a tricky first day but consistent in the last three days so I have just got to keep building on that for the rest of the series.
“It show that I am hitting my form at the right time and hopefully I can carry this on for the final couple of days.
“There has been a slightly different direction every day so far this week so it’s given me a bit of variety and keeping me think what is going on.
“Everytime you race in Weymouth you learn something new, something that is going to be useful for the Games so it is a good opportunity to do that.”
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