Sailing duo are first Singaporeans to qualify for a medal race at an Olympic Games
Image credit: Kimberly & Cecilia 49erfx Sailing Team Facebook
31 July 2021, Tokyo, Japan - Women's 49er FX sailing duo Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low have made history by becoming the first Singapore sailors to qualify for a medal race at an Olympics.
The reigning Asian Games champions started off the day in 13th position and 63 net points, after closing the gap on the top 10 following good races yesterday that helped them to leapfrog from 16th to 13th after 9 races.
They continued their great form today for races 9 - 12 and came in 10th position overall, but were bumped up a place to 9th due to a disqualification of American sailors Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea that saw them drop to 12th position.
Lim and Low improved on their second and third place finish in their seventh and eighth races on Friday to come in first for race number eleven today and ended the day on 97 net points.
The top ten finishers will compete in Monday's medal race.