The medal race was held on the fourth day of the Sailing World Cup in Qingdao in China.
On this day the top ten were confirmed for the seven fleets that participated. The hunt for the medals in the World Cup was on and one gold position was confirmed as the other points and their positions opened up. Progression and learning was the main highlight of the day on the final racing day here.
In the Laser Men category Croatia again had a good day as they took on the third place. This helped this team move up 11 points to reach the top of the fleet. This definitely helps them come to a favorable position in the Medal Race. Stipanovic of Croatia had the nearest rival as the Great Britain team who has been the winner of the previous year’s world cup. The Briton also felt that the going was not easy on the waters. The tide was definitely all over, but the downwind that they had helped them to keep up their position.
Chiavarini feels that he was close to defending the title last year. However the Croatian Olympic winner might still be way ahead. With all such assumptions the teams are looking forward to a fun and exciting medal race ahead. This week is definitely learning for Chiavarini, whether he loses or gets to make his way to the gold. He feels that he left the group several times and other mistakes that he learnt from this week. The Mark II sail that he has used has made things difficult as he has not used it much before. However, overall, he is happy with the way the whole week has turned out. The fans are also looking forward to the final outcomes and to enjoy the whole experience of the finale.