Spain is left without a medal in the European 470

Spain ends the European 470 mixed without medal Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugmanthe only national couple that came with real options to the Medal Race, did not find a good result this Saturday in the final regatta and finished in the fifth position, nine points behind the bronze that went to the French duo Machetti and Retornaz. The silver medal went to the Germans Diesch and Markfort and gold, for the great favorites, the Swedes Dahlberg and Karlsson.

Despite not being able to put any couple on the podium, Spain can “boast” of having two crews within the Top-10 of this 470 European Championship that has been played in San Remo, Italy, throughout this week. Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman, fifth, have been the national team, followed by Silvia Mas and Nicolás Rodríguez, ninth in the absolute classification and eighth in Europe. These results, yes, allow the Spanish team to continue obtaining good feelings in view of the great objective of this year, which is the World Olympic classes to be held in August in The Hague. And it will be here where The first country places will be distributed to be in the Paris 2024 Games. Specifically, in The Hague Up to eight countries will qualify, not counting France (host country), from class 470. Therefore, the numbers for Spain are encouraging to get, at the first opportunity, seal the ticket to the Games.

As for the Medal Race this Saturday, in which only the ten best in the championship participated, it was more tactical than technical. Xammar and Brugman started from fourth position with options to get a medal, but to do so they had to finish ahead of several crews and it was an impossible mission because none of them made mistakes. The favorite couples for the podium were marked and the only ones who managed to get away were those whose objective was to climb positions in the final classification. For example, Mas and Rodríguez, who finished the test in third position and this served them to finish in eighth European place.

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