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Trio of medals for Emma at RS:X European Championships

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Emma Wilson competing at the European Championships (Photo: Sailing Energy)
Emma Wilson competing at the European Championships (Photo: Sailing Energy)

CHRISTCHURCH windsurfer Emma Wilson picked up a trio of medals at the RS:X European Championships, finishing third overall, second-highest European athlete and top sailor aged under 21.

The 20-year-old finished the week-long regatta in Palma, Mallorca, seven points behind Dutch winner Lilian De Geus and four adrift of China’s Yunxiu Lu to secure the bronze overall.

Emma successfully defended the bronze she won in 2018, and also retained her under-21 crown, while adding the European silver to her haul.

She secured the impressive results with a third in the double-points medal race finale.

“I’m super happy to get second European and third overall,” she said.

“It was a tough week with some super shifty conditions, today we had a nice medal race in 12 to 14 knots sea breeze conditions.

“I had a good race and finally finished third, which was just enough to secure second European. It’s amazing to compete against such high-level girls and I’m super happy.”

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