British windsurfer Bryony Shaw missed out on a medal in the women’s RS:X class, despite an admirable final performance.
The 29-year-old who won bronze at Beijing in 2008, entered the medal race 11 points off the bronze and silver medal positions, sitting in seventh overall . However she started well and rounded the first mark in second place.
Ukraine’s Olha Maslivets fended off Shaw’s attention to keep her lead around the second mark, but the home favourite continued to impress. She held onto second place until the fourth mark, when she slipped to third and then fourth around the following one.
Unfortunately, she then fell again around the penultimate mark, finishing the medal race in 5th position. Spain’s Marina Alabau completed the Nothe Course first while Poland’s Zofia Noceti-Klepacka and Finland’s Tuuli Petaja came second and third respectively.
Shaw remained in 7th place overall while Marina Alabau, Tuuli Petaja and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka took overall gold, silver and bronze respectively in what will be the last Olympic women’s RS:X race, with the sport dropped in favour of kiteboarding for Rio 2016.
The Women’s Sports Magazine