Doi wins Laser Radial “I was really nervous and made a lot of mistakes”

By 27 May 2017Frontslider, News

The Japanese Manami Doi had to finish in 9th place to secure the gold medal. The tension was on when she was racing in the back of the fleet while her biggest opponent Marit Bouwmeester was leading the fleet. Luckily she took over the 9th place from Barwinska before the finish line. She secured her gold medal: “Very happy, was really nervous and made a lot of mistakes. But it’s enough for the gold, so I’m happy.”

Second place is for Bouwmeester. She began the week not completely fit, but made a great comeback in the last two days. She started the medal race in second place and had to finish in front of the fleet to secure second place and even take a shot at gold. “The last two days  have been pain-free thanks to my great team. They were really great at taking care of me. Thanks to them, I’m at full speed again with this silver medal as a result.”