Brazil pair wins gold medal in women’s 49er FX class ahead of New Zealand
Brazil’s Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze won the women’s 49er FX gold medal in a dramatic finish to the Rio 2016 sailing regatta, according to AP. The duo won Brazil’s only sailing medal, taking the lead from New Zealand’s Alex Maloney and Molly Meech late in the medal race Thursday and holding off the Kiwis by two seconds.
Martine Grael and Kunze hugged right after the finish and tumbled into Guanabara Bay. They then capsized their boat. Denmark’s Jena Hansen and Katja Steen Salskov-Iversen won the bronze.