Paige Railey USA achieved best results (2-3) on first two races at Laser Radial Women’s World Championship 2013 played in Rizhao, China. Dongshuang Zhang CHN (4-3) and Josefin Olsson SWE (1-8) are second and third.
Other great laserists such as Tina Mihelic CRO, Marit Bouwmeester NED, Alison Young GBR and Sara Winther NZL are located in 4th, 9th, 10th and 13th respectively. Evi Van Acker BEL (4-23) and recent 2013 European champion Annalise Murphy IRL (15-20) had a bad start and are placed 22nd and 29th.
Good start for Spanish Alicia Cebrian (5-13) and Brazilian Fernanda Decnop Coelho (8-12), appearing 11th and 14th.
London 2012 Gold medallist and local Lijia Xu received a BFD on first race but won on second so she’ll be certainly part of fight for first places within the next days.
In addition to Chinese Lijia Xu, another 10 BFD were applied by CR on this first race so tournament promises to be hard since the beginning. Tatiana Drozdovskaya BLR and Finnish Tuula and Heidi Tenkanen were also part of well-known sailors punished by black flagged rule.
77 are sailors participating of contest.