Silver for Clark and Mills in Brazil

Clark and Mills grab silver at Olympic test event in Rio

Clark and Mills grab silver at Olympic test event in Rio

First published in Sport

Saskia Clark secured a silver medal at the Olympic test event in Brazil.

The West Mersea sailor, along with helm Hannah Mills, was competing in the 470 women’s class at the Aquece Rio International Regatta.

A nail-biting medal race saw three boats all tied for points at the top of the table, but still not certain of finishing in the medals.

The Olympic silver medallists executed a good start to their medal race strategy, but the Sugarloaf medal race course proved once again that it’s a tricky one, with places won and lost easily. The British Sailing Team’s Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre won the final race, while Mills and Clark finished in sixth, which was not quite enough to overhaul the New Zealand duo of Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie for the top step of the podium.

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