Francisco Guargna Regonat, of Santa Fe, appointed by the Argentine Yachting Federation (FAY) for the Tokyo Olympics in the Standart Laser Sailing Class, advanced today to 18th, from 23, at the International Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal, after playing the second day From boat races.
The Argentine sailor finished 16th and 17th in today’s tests and was in 18th place with 45 points, while the captain of the competition that will end next Friday is
Charlie Buckingham, from the United States, with nine units.
Last month, Guaragna Rigonat finished 44th in the European Championship of its class, which was contested in Vilamoura, Portugal, in its second competition of the year.
The Argentine sailor had finished 41st and was ruled out because he started early in the tests that were conducted on the sixth and final day of the race, and finished in 44th place with 330 points, while the German winner Philippe Ball was with 76 points.
In January 2021, in his first competition of the year, in Fort Lauderdale, USA, Guaragna Rigonat took the silver by finishing second, with 22 points, behind Guatemalan Juan Ignacio Meagle, eighth at the 2016 Olympic Games. Twice American champion: 2015 In Toronto, Canada, and 2019 in Lima, Peru
Guaragna Rigonat, silver medalist at the Odesur Games 2018, is on the list of eligible Argentine sailors for Tokyo alongside Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza (Nacra 17); Sol Brans and Victoria Travachio (49er FX), Facundo Olezza (Finnish); Lucia Valaska (laser beam); Francisco Subedit Birkner (RS: X Male); Celia Tigrina (RS: X female), Belén Tavella, and Lourdes Hartkopf (470 female).
Last year, the 23-year-old from Santa Fe, runner-up in South America in his class in 2017, won the silver medal at the World Cup in Miami, in January, then in February, in the last competition he played in a year, he finished 49th in the World Cup. In Melbourne, Australia, it is of its class
In the laser beam, Tokyo Games seed Lucía Falasca slipped to 17th from 15th with 43 units (22 and 9). (Telam)