Sailor Heiner takes world cup bronze after victory in medalrace

Sailor Heiner takes world cup bronze after victory in medalrace

Sailor Nicholas Heiner in the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in the olympic Finnklasse in Hungary for the bronze medal. The Dutchman gets the medals at their home race on a stunning victory Sunday in the medalrace on the Hungarian lake Balaton.

The Swede Max Salminen went as a leader in the slotrace in which he, as the eighth ended and with that ranking, just the title knew the address. He still had a one point lead over Frenchman Jonathan Lobert, who is the medalrace as a fifth growth. Heiner came to net deficit for the silver. He was like number four on the medalrace started.

The bronze is the second world CHAMPIONSHIP medal for the 28-year-old Heiner. In 2014, he picked up gold, but that was in the Laser class. Two years later he switched to the Finn class.

With his medal at the Lake occurs Heiner in the footsteps of his father Roy Heiner, in 1988, world CHAMPIONSHIP silver captured in the Finn class.


Prior to the world cup had Heiner already feel that he is a medal could address. “In the training run I strongly. I knew that there was something great in the pipeline was”, said Heiner after the medalrace.

Yet, he was not completely satisfied with bronze. “I have constantly hazards this world cup, but due to errors in the last game for the medalrace I have precious points. Those points I missed now, to still the world championship to tackle and there I bale.”

“There was more in the barrel. but third is a good result. I’m already looking forward to next season.”

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