Anne-Marie Rindom is now a three-time laser radial world champion ©Getty Images

Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion and Rio 2016 bronze medallist Anne-Marie Rindom eased to victory at the ILCA 6 World Championships in Texas.

Rindom, who previously won the laser radial world title in 2015 and 2019, carried a 19-point lead into the final day with the Danish sailor needing further consistency in the last two scheduled races at Galveston Bay.

The conditions meant both events could take place and Rindom delivered a second-place finish at the first time of asking as Sweden’s Olympic silver medallist Josefin Olsson claimed the win.

Rindom closed out the competition with a ninth-place finish to total 47 net points while Germany's Julia Buesselberg secured the final race win.

Other than in race three where Rindom came 20th, the 31-year-old only registered top 10 finishes from her 12 outings.

Switzerland Maud Jayed, who notched eighth and third, was the runner-up on 67 net points, while 2021 winner Emma Plasschaert of Belgium settled for bronze on 69 points after coming seventh twice.

 Josefin Olsson was one of two race winners on the final day of competition ©Getty Images
Josefin Olsson was one of two race winners on the final day of competition ©Getty Images

"Today it was a bit stressful because I found myself in the same situation as last year at the Olympics and the year before at the Europeans," Rindom told the International Laser Class Association's website.

"It's always very stressful to be in the leading position going into the last day.

"And of all people, I know how much you can lose and how much you can gain, so it was very exciting."

In the men's event - which is, unlike the women's, a non-Olympic discipline - American Peter Bernard comfortably secured gold after leading on each day.

Compatriots William Baker and Hamilton Barklay obtained silver and bronze.