Cypriots Sail Ahead
3 June 2009
- Three Cypriot athletes took the helm of their
sailboats at Limassol bay on Wednesday. Pavlos Kontides,
Natasa Christodoulou and Mari Sarri proved they have a
great chance of claiming gold medals in their
champion Pavlos Kontides also finished first in the
menís Laser category in three sailboat races on Tuesday,
followed by Emmanuel Sanchez and Damien Lerale from
Christodoulou made a great first impression in the Laser
Radial and is in the lead so far. Maya Podesta from
Malta is in second place and Elena Ioannou in third.
Sarri from the womenís Optimist category clearly has her
eye on a gold medal as she ended first in all three
races, followed by Marine Prat from Monaco and Eleni
Zammir Tabona from Malta is in the lead in menís
Optimist fourth category. Massimo Mazzolini from Monaco
is in the second place and our fellow countryman
Gregoris Christodoulou is in third.
Thursday, the second day of the sport, will be crucial
in determining the rankings.