Thompson, Roller to compete in Day 4 today
Published: August 4, 2012
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OSPREY QUAY, England - U.S. Virgin Islands sailor Cy Thompson matched his best finish of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games on Friday, when he tallied a 17th-place finish in one of the two races on the day.
In the second race, Thompson crossed the line 26th and is in 25th place overall among the 49 sailors in the Laser Fleet.
Fellow USVI sailor Mimi Roller was also in action at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Roller finished 35 and 40 in the Laser Radial Fleet and is in 40th place.
After 10 races, the 10 sailors from each fleet with the least combined points will battle it out in one final medals race on Monday in which points will count double.
With one day of racing left, the chances for the USVI sailors advancing to the medals round are slim.
"I am not in a position to make a run for a medal, but there is definitely room to make some gains," Thompson said after Wednesday's races.
Australia's Tom Slingsby won the second race Friday, and has regained the overall lead in the Laser Class.
Ireland's Annalise Murphy has been on top of the Laser Radial Class since the competition started Monday, but Evi Van Aker of Belgium has been right behind her and grabbed a slim one-point lead in the overall standings Friday.
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