Windsurfing prelims wrap up at Marina da Gloria

The men’s and women’s RS:X windsurfing preliminaries came to a close in Rio on Friday, with several SEA athletes taking part.

In the men’s competition, Hong Kong’s Chun Leung Michael Cheng finds himself in ninth place overall and in line for the medal race with a total of 120 points (the less points you accumulate the better).

Dorian van Rijsselberghe lies in first place, with a total of just 23 points.

Further down, Thailand’s Natthaphong Phonoppharat lies in 29th place with 287 points after the conclusion of the 12 preliminary races, while Singapore’s Leonard Ong is in 34th.

In the women’s competition, Hong Kong athlete Sin Lam Sonia Lo was the best performer for Southeast Asia, lying in 17th place after 12 preliminary races with 158 points.

Thailand’s Siripon Kaewduang-Ngam was in 18th place, and Singapore’s Audrey Yong in 26th, and last, place.

Russia’s Stefania Elfutina leads the way with just 55 points.

It was a similar story in the women’s laser radial, where Singapore’s Elizabeth Yin (21st), Thailand’s Kamolwan Chanyim (31st) and Malaysia’s Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif (32nd) all find themselves in the bottom half of the standings after the completion of races seven and eight in the prelims.

Two more races remain.