Bravo, Jan!!!

Jan Reznikov became world champion in the Olympic class RS:X Junior

On the final day of the world championship wind strength of 5-6 knots allowed the organizers to carry out the plan maximum. After a short pause, associated with the absence of wind, the judges held one start in the women’s, silver and gold fleets. In them participated all windsurfers, with the exception of the first 10 riders among women and men. They waited for the medal race.

The medal race became a junction of the whole world Cup. Between fought the best of the best. In the distance came the top 10 members of this class and future participants in the adult Olympic games and world Championships. Points in the medal race are doubled and at stake was the gold.

Before the final race of Jan Reznikova inferior to the leader of the women’s standings the Frenchwoman Manon Pianese two points. Thus, a Muscovite had to come first and hope for a misfire rivals in the third ward, or below.

In the medal race Manon and Ian could not look at each other. Rivals from the start went in one direction, but the Russian was more successful than the French and reached the first mark on the leader. The company Reznikova sudden was compatriot Anastasia Shchedrin, which until this race was the fifth in the overall standings. After the first sign of the girls walked very close and gradually moved away from that point. The third sign has the lead Shchedrin, but then conceded to Jan forward. Reznikov on a full course left all her rivals and finished first. Behind her came Shchedrin, and Planasa took fourth place.

After the medal race on account of Reznikov was 26 points. This result earned her the title. Planasa behind the Russians three points and took second place. Third went to Israeli Naama Greenberg (45 points). The fourth spot is occupied by her compatriot Lina geva (55) and fifth –Anastasia Shchedrin (79).

– The hardest part – waiting on the shore, says world champion Yana Reznikova. – Because do not cheat yourself, do not think about race is very difficult. But in the end, I quickly gathered. We raised the flag, we took to the water. It all happened very quickly. My strongest rival in the medal race – Nastya Shchedrin. We passed this race best of all and finished first and second. So fought only with her. This is my first championship. Plus almost in his hometown, where I always train. It’s very cool. The organisation, atmosphere – everything was on the level.

I didn’t hold back, just tried to watch the entire fleet to monitor all. It was most difficult to meet, – said Anastasia Shchedrin. – We were sitting in the chill-out for a very long time. It was very difficult to keep that attitude, so I just relaxed. The medal race was incredible.

In the medal race among men there was a similar picture. From the first sign Israel – Ial Yochai Sror and Daniel Tastes – took the lead and walked next to each other on each sign. Until the finish best friends did not admit to himself the rest of the fleet. They competed for gold. This fight proved to be luckier Sror, who finished first and won the championship. His teammate – Tastes – he was second in the medal race and the overall standings. The most fierce battle unfolded for the bronze medal. Israeli Reuven Hillel bypassed the Greek Alexandros of Kulipandakana just one point.

– We used to fight each other, so it’s not too difficult, – said the silver medalist of the world championship Daniel Testas. We talk to racing and rejoice in the victories of team-mates. Each of us had a plan to show your best and win the championship. We did not use the command tactics – it was everyone for themselves. During the race I was not thinking about the friendship with Yalom. Israelites – the best windsurfers in the world. We train with each other, so we are not so hard in the races.

Alex Fat

PR-Director of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg.

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