London Olympics 2012: Elliott 6M (WMR) - Aussies on fire in Weymouth

by ISAF 
Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty (AUS)
London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition, Weymouth - Elliott 6M (Women's Match Racing) class.

Australia's Women's Match Racing skipper Olivia Price celebrated her twentieth birthday in proper fashion with another two wins as herself, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty assured themselves top seeding for the quarterfinal with one race left in the round robin.


Price, Curtis and Whitty made it 10 wins from 10 starts in the Women's Match Racing competition following victories against Spain and Denmark to be three wins clear of second place.

The wins came on the same day that the youngest sailor in the Women's Match Racing turned 20.

'We had another good day,' said Price. 'To be honest I hadn't thought that it was my birthday, I'd been trying to block it out but now that it's finished it was a good birthday.'

The Australian trio has one round robin race left, to take place on Saturday, before the quarterfinals take place next Tuesday.

'We've got a day off, then one race on the next, day then two days off so we've got a pretty good plan of what we're going to do,' said Curtis 'We're used to spending time here in Weymouth so we'll just enjoy ourselves and have a bit of downtime.'

Tamara Echegoyen (ESP) is second in the round robin followed by Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) and Anna Tunnicliffe (USA).

The Women's Match Racers enjoy a rare day off tomorrow.

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