Lorenzo brings home bronze medal

The Oban Times - - Sport -

LORENZO CHIAVARINI re­turned from Mi­ami with a bronze medal in his hand and his Olympic dreams look­ing closer.

The Mid Ar­gyll-raised sailor nav­i­gated his way into fifth place in the Laser class medal race on Sun­day Jan­uary 29, edg­ing com­pa­triot and twotime world cham­pion Nick Thomp­son off the third step of the podium by just one point.

Com­pet­ing in the first world cup re­gatta of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games cy­cle, Chiavarini and his fel­low Bri­tish sailors left Mi­ami with a six-medal haul be­tween them.

Be­fore win­ning bronze and ac­cu­mu­lat­ing ex­tra points, Chiavarini was fifth in the world rank­ings.

The World Cup Se­ries con­tin­ues in April in Hy­eres, south of France, and the fi­nal will be sailed in San­tander, north of Spain, in June.

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