Home favourite Violeta Del Reino maintained her lead after the fourth and final day of racing ahead of the medal competitions in the Para World Sailing Championships in Puerto Sherry in the Spanish city of Cádiz.
The 2017 winner and 2018 silver medallist finished fourth and first in her two races in the women’s Hansa 303 class today to total 29 points and is now in a strong position to challenge for another gold.
A first and third place lifted Australia’s Alison Weatherly into second place on 32 points, with defending champion Ana Marques of Brazil rising to third place overall with 35.
Early leader, Poland's Olga Górnaś-Grudzień, slipped to fourth place on 38 after placing fifth and fourth.
Two-times Paralympic gold medallist Damien Seguin of France won both his races today to remain in pole position for tomorrow's final in the 2.4mR class with 12 points, and Italy's Antonio Squizzato remained second place with 29 after a second and third place finish
In the Hansa 303 Men's fleet, the top 10 go through to the Medal Race.— Para World Sailing (@parawsailing) July 6, 2019
Leading are Piotr Cichocki 🇵🇱, Chris Symonds 🇦🇺 and Chi-Chian Wu (TPE)
Also in the mix are sailors from France 🇫🇷, Japan 🇯🇵, Great Britain 🇬🇧 & Portugal 🇵🇹
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Norway’s Bjornar Erikstad is third on 30 points.
In the men's Hansa 303 event, Poland's 2017 world champion Piotr Cichocki extended his lead with two wins and a second place to total 14 points to head the 10 boats going through to tomorrow's gold medal match.
Defending champion Chris Symonds of Australia is in second place on 27 points and Chinese Taepei’s Wu Chi-Chian is third, also on 27.
In the RS Venture Connect competition, Canada’s John McRoberts and Scott Lutes stayed top of the heap with 19 points, ahead of Italy's Fabrizio Olmi and Davide Di Maria, who now have 26.
Britain’s Will Street and Jonathan Currell stand third with 33 points.