Men's and Women's 470 Olympic places decided after 2015 Worlds
Six male and three female 470 teams have booked their nation a
spot on the start line of the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition following the
2015 470 World Championship in Haifa, Israel.
Out of the 26 Men's 470 and 20 Women's 470 boats that will be seen at the Rio
2016 Olympic Sailing Competition six men's and three women's spots were
available at the 2015 Worlds. Thirteen men's and ten women's places were
decided over one year ago at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World
Championships with the large percentage of spots now sealed.
The six Men's 470
nations to qualify for Rio 2016 from the 2015 470 Worlds (in nation order)
- South Africa
The three Women's 470 nations
to qualify for Rio 2016 (in nation order) are:
Australia's Mat Belcher clinched his sixth consecutive Men's 470
world title in Haifa, his third with Will Ryan following a successful
partnership with Malcolm Page.
Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar of Austria defended their women's crown in Haifa
with a convincing margin of points over Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (GBR).
Click here for full results - http://2015worlds.470.org/en/default/races/race-resultsall
As hosts, Brazil automatically receives a place on the start line. Six places
in the Men's and Women's 470 fleets will be awarded via a series of
Continental Qualification Events sanctioned by ISAF, to finish by 1 June 2016
at the latest.
The inclusion for the first time by ISAF of Continental Qualification Events
in the Qualification Pathway is an opportunity to develop sailing around the
world and reflect the IOC Qualification System Principles. Key requirements
of these Principles are to ensure the participation of the best athletes and
ensure universality through continental representation.
here to view the nations qualified following the Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds.
here to view the Rio 2016 Qualification System.
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