Good start from Hagen / Wolfram in the first day race
After Robert Scheidt in the laser, Brazil has now secured the second gold medal. Before the last race on Saturday, Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreir cannot be pushed out of the top podium. Silver and bronze are still open.
It will be a hot last race for Xavier Rohart and Pascal Rambeau from France (47 points) and Ross MacDonald / Mike Wolfs from Canada (49.2 points). Silver is still possible for both crews, especially with the positions in this discipline, which have fluctuated strongly so far. But nothing is certain to the rear either, because America's Cup star Paul Cayard follows in fourth place, just 6.8 points behind.
All of this is no longer important for the German crew Alexander Hagen / Jochen Wolfram. You sailed a 13th and a 12th place today. And again, as on almost all previous days of racing, more would have been possible. In the ninth race, Hagen / Wolfram were now in seventh place.
In the overall ranking they now occupy the penultimate place (17 boats). With a win of the day they could be eleventh at most, but then the Greeks currently lying there would have to be last. It is more likely that the German duo will look backwards. Because the Irish Mansfield / Collins are twelve points behind them. When they have a good day …