Olivia Price Celebrates Her Birthday With More Race Wins
London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition - Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain
Australias Womens Match Racing skipper Olivia Price celebrated her 20th birthday in style with another two wins as herself, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty guaranteed themselves top seeding for the quarterfinal with one race left in the round robin.
Price, Curtis and Whitty made it 10 wins from 10 starts in the Womens Match Racing competition following victories against Spain and Denmark to be three wins clear of second place.
The wins came on the same day that the youngest sailor in the Womens Match Racing turned 20.
"We had another good day," said Price. "To be honest I hadnt thought that it was my birthday, Id been trying to block it out but now that its finished it was a good birthday."
The Australian trio has one round robin race left, to take place on Saturday, before the quarterfinals take place next Tuesday.
"Weve got a day off, then one race on the next, day then two days off so weve got a pretty good plan of what were going to do," said Curtis "Were used to spending time here in Weymouth so well just enjoy ourselves and have a bit of downtime."
Tamara Echegoyen / Sofia Toro / Angela Pumariega (ESP) and Ekaterina Skudina / Elena Oblova / Elena Syuzeva (RUS) are tied for second in the round robin followed by Anna Tunnicliffe / Molly OBryan Vandemoer / Debbie Capozzi (USA).
The Womens Match Racers enjoy a rare day off tomorrow (Friday).
Standings after Day 4 of Round Robin:
1- Australia - AUS - Olivia Price / Nina Curtis / Lucinda Whitty
2= Spain - ESP - Tamara Echegoyen / Sofia Toro / Angela Pumariega
2= Russia - RUS - Ekaterina Skudina / Elena Oblova / Elena Syuzeva
4- USA - USA - Anna Tunnicliffe / Molly OBryan Vandemoer / Debbie Capozzi
5= Great Britain - GBR - Lucy Macgregor / Annie Lush / Kate Macgregor
5= France - FRA - Claire Leroy / Elodie Bertrand / Marie Riou
5= Finland - FIN - Silja Lehtinen / Silja Kanerva / Mikaela Wulff
8- New Zealand - NZL - Stephanie Hazard / Jenna Hansen / Susannah Pyatt
9= Netherlands - NED - Renee Groeneveld / Annemieke Bes / Marcelien Bos-De Koning
9= Denmark - DEN - Lotte Meldgaard / Susanne Boidin / Tina Gramkov
11- Portugal - POR - Rita Gonçalves / Mariana Lobato / Diana Neves
12- Sweden - SWE - Anna Kjellberg / Malin Källström / Lotta Harrysson
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