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Kontides wins Laser world championship (Updated)

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Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides has won the world championship for the second year running on Friday after winning gold in the Laser category at Aarhus, Denmark.

Kontides battled it out with Australia’s Matthew Wearn who was trailing by four points. The Cypriot only had to finish behind the Aussie to win the title.

“It’s a fantastic feeling. It was a difficult race against Mat,” Kontides said after the race. “I stayed behind at first but it didn’t get me down. I chased Mat and managed to conquer the title.”

Kontides was crowned the world’s No.1 laser sailor in October 2017, after winning the silver medal in the Laser Radial Medal Race at the World Cup Series in Gamagori, Japan.

More recently, he scored another gold medal from the Laser European Championships in La Rochelle, France in May 2018.


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