Belgium statement at ILCA 6 Worlds

Mussanah, Oman (December 6, 2021) – Two races were completed today for the final day of the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships, and once again, with varying conditions and strong competition, the leaderboard was shifted around for the final results. Only seven points separate the top five women, and only eight points separate the top four men.

In the women’s fleet, Belgium’s Emma Plasschaert took home the title by remaining consistent and steady with two top-ten finishes today and rising to the top from fifth place yesterday. This is Plasschaert’s second world title and a shiny consolation prize after a fourth at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

“Today, I went to the last day without any expectation, and just wanted to have three good races,” said Plasschaert. “I ended up with two good ones. It is a little bit surreal to come back on shore and not knowing what the points are. Am obviously super stoked about it and proud to be world champion!”

Agata Barwinska of Poland, who kept herself at the top of the fleet throughout the event, picked a bad day to have her worst day with a 21st and 12th, leaving her tied with Plasschaert but losing on countback.

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