Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz during the race. Photo: Olaf Kraak ANP
In the disappointing medal race of Sailor Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz, she was pushed back to the bronze position in the 49erFX class, despite participating in the event in first place jointly.
The money was given to Brazilian defending champions Martine Grael and Kahenakunze.
“We couldn’t actually sail our race today,” Beckering told reporters after the race. “It’s great to win a bronze medal, but it’s not just now.”
Nonetheless, their bronze medals have raised the Dutch tally to 19 at the Tokyo Olympics so far, and more bronze medals will be off later Tuesday if planned on an indoor cycling track.
Men’s team sprinters Roy van den Berg, Harrie Lavreysen, Matthijs Büchli and Jeffrey Hoagland were active on Tuesday morning and are one of the medals’ favorites.
Foreign media, meanwhile, describe Sifan Hassan’s victory at 5,000 meters as “magnificent.” “She wiped the floor together,” said the Spanish sports newspaper Marca.
Hassan, who also participates in 1,500 and 10,000 meters, said her victory was “the best of all.” “There is nothing better than this,” she told broadcaster NOS. “But now I’m dreaming about three gold.”
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Sailing Bronze has won a total of 19 Dutch medals and will win even more.
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