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Final Day Hempel World Cup Series / Olympic Medalist Caleb Paine Wins Gold Ahead of Medal Race

January 25, 2020 – Today is final day of the Hempel World Cup Series Miami 2020 and the final opportunity for North American nations to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games across the 470, RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial and Finn. St Francis Foundation grantees have worked hard for success this week including Caleb Paine (Finn) and Erika Reineke. Today’s racing will determine who goes to Tokyo!

Watch ALL 7 Medal Races LIVE from Miami! Schedule (-5 UTC): 09:07 – 470 Women 09:45 – 470 Men 10:18 – Laser Radial 10:51 – Laser 11:24 – Finn 11:57 – RS:X Women 12:30 – RS:X Men.

Caleb Paine of the United States has won gold ahead of the Medal Race as he has an unassailable lead over Kyle Martin (CAN). Across the ten-race series, Paine has taken five race wins and four seconds. An 11th in Race 9 today was his worst score of the week. Martin of Canada won Race 10 and now stands in second place. Luke Muller who is even on points with Martin is in third.

Leading the Laser Radial fleet is  Erika Reineke of the United States. She has a narrow two-point lead over Vasileia Karachaliou of Greece and a five-point edge over Matilda Talluri of Italy.

The only nation in the running for the North American Tokyo 2020 spot in the Women’s 470 is the USA. The event also acts as an American team qualifier with Nikola Barnes and Lara Dallman-Weiss, Carmen and Emma Cowles as well as Atlantic and Nora Brugman. The Brugmans and Cowles qualified for tomorrow’s Medal Race by finishing the fleet racing stage in eight and ninth, respectively. The Brugmans won today’s race and have a one-point edger over the Cowles.

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