Windsurfer Kiran Badloe did not start the Tokyo Olympics very energetically. The three-time world champion was stuck in fifth place in the RS:X class in race one. In the second race he only finished seventh.
Badloe is favorite to succeed his former training mate Dorian van Rijsselberghe as Olympic champion. Still, he had to allow Swiss Mateo Sanz Lanz to be the fastest in the water around the island of Enoshima in the first two races.
Badloe is fifth in the standings after two races. He will hit the water on Sunday for a third race.
Sailor Marit Bouwmeester has also started her hunt for a gold medal badly. The reigning Olympic champion in the Laser Radial did not go further than 21st place in her first race. Spain’s Cristina Pujol Bajo was fastest in race one, followed by Greece’s Vasileia Karachaliou and Malaysian Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif.
The 33-year-old Bouwmeester, who was already good for silver during the London Games in 2012, soon lost connection with the fastest boats after the start. In the water around the island of Enoshima, she was unable to make up for it. Bouwmeester will have a second chance later on Sunday in the second race.
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Badloe and Bouwmeester disappoint on the first day | Olympics
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