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Brits Bag 5 Medals At Hyeres

Bryony Shaw’s late form continued in the RS:X women’s windsurfing event. After jumping into the podium spots just in time for the medal race, she held on to the silver medal position thanks to a second on the water today and finished just two points behind the Chinese winner Chen Peina who struggled in the stronger conditions.

Nick Dempsey bagged a bronze in the RS:X men’s event to add to his bronze from the previous World Cup event in Palma a fortnight ago.

RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park praised his team’s overall performance after a testing week.

“It’s been a really tough event with a challenging medal race day so it was pleasing to see the majority of our sailors hold or improve their positions in the medal races today.

Hyeres is always one of the most competitive World Cup events of the year, so to be able to come away with five medals and a number of other good top five performances gives us the confidence that the programmes are on track.”

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