Windsurfer Kiran Badloe has won the world title for the third year in a row. The 26-year-old plank sailor reinforced his leading position in the rankings on the penultimate day of the world title battle off the coast of Cádiz. In the closing medal race on Tuesday, with the top ten of the standings and double points, he can no longer lose his first place. It will still just start.
Badloe won two races in southern Spain on Monday and finished second in the other day race. As a result, he ended up on a point total of 14. Number 2 Byron Kokkalanis from Greece is 26 points behind. That is too much to be able to trace Badloe in the final.
Badloe won four of the nine races in Cádiz. His worst result was eleventh place, in the third race. He was allowed to scrap that result. On Friday, the first day of racing, there was no sailing because there was too much wind.
Badloe also captured the European title in the Olympic RS: X class in Portugal last month. He is the big favorite for the gold medal at the Summer Games in three months in Tokyo. His former rival and training buddy Dorian van Rijsselberghe won the Olympic title in 2012 and 2016. He has since stopped windsurfing at the highest level.
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Windsurfer Badloe as top favorite to Games after third world title in a row | Other sports
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