Laser Radial – Youth World Championship 2017 – Sanya CHN – Final Day – Laser titles for Israel and USA

It was a tense finale in the Girl’s Laser Radial as Charlotte Rose (USA) and Dolores Moreira Fraschini (URU) went toe to toe. A mid-fleet battle ensued but Rose did just enough, finishing 17th to win via countback as she was tied with the Uruguayan on overall points.

Daisy Collingridge (GBR) overcame Luciana Cardozo (ARG) to pick up bronze.

Israel’s Maor Ben Hrosh overcame a nine point gap in the Boy’s Laser Radial to snatch a second Israeli gold. He trailed Daniil Krutskikh (RUS) overnight but the Russians finish at 19th handed the Israeli the initiative as he sailed through in fourth to win by three points.

“When I came in this morning, I felt like I needed to save my second place,” explained Hrosh, “but at the start I wanted to take gold and I gave it everything. I cannot believe this has happened and I’ve won.”

The Russian picked up silver and Guido Gallinaro (ITA) completed the podium.

Winner in the Nations’ Rankings is Italy ahead of Israel and the USA among the 60 nations.

All ranking lists and the event website.