Spain shines in the Zhik 29er 2021 World Cup that closes today at the RCN in Valencia, after six days of competition, since last Thursday 26, in which 193 sailors from 24 countries have gathered. Spain achieved 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze, with two clubs as the main protagonists: RCN Valencia and RNC Gran Canaria ranking at the top of the podium.
A final day full of emotion, given the tightness of the provisional general with small differences between those who played the metal, in the case of Quicorras Urios and Filippo Benetti (RCN Valencia) who yesterday were off the podium and today they hang the silver.
Simón and Mateo Codoñer (RCN Valencia) have shone with their own light in this World Cup that has just won, they do it twice as they add the title in the U17 category to the Absolute. The Codoñer brothers, current champions of Spain, have known how to defend with head and serenity the minimum advantage with which they faced this last day. It was enough for them to ensure, but without risking at the start and not getting into any battle and with partial 4-5 they have left over to be world champions with 53 points.
Silver for Urios and Benetti (2-7) who finish with 61 points in their locker. The bronze in Absolute went to the Danes Jens-Christian and Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehoj, with 65 points. Regarding the women, the French Chloé Revil and Nell Castilla hang the gold medal, followed by the Danish Rebekka Johannesen and Slije Cerup-Simonsen, while the bronze travels to Las Palmas by the hand of Paula and Isabel Laiseca (RCN Gran Canaria).
Regarding the U17 category, accompanied on the podium by the Codoñer brothers, world champions, are joined by the French Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux, silver, and the Germans Carl Krause and Max Georgi, bronze. In women, I pray for Spain, with Martina Lodos and Martina Díaz-Salguero (RCN Gran Canaria). Silver and bronze went to the French Caroline Pennetier and Fleur Babin and the Slovenian Alja Petric and Katja Filipic respectively.
The top ten of the Zhilk 29er 2021 World Cup closes with the Codoñer brothers, followed by Quicorras Urios and Filippo Benetti; Jens-Christian and Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehoj (Denmark); Ian and Noah Nyenhuis (USA); Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux (France); Claudia Quaranta and Carlo Vittoli (Italy); Simon Karmelo and Lasse Lindell (Finland), Anton Schmid and Peter Joslin (USA); Keo Devaux Enael Rio (France) and completing the podium with the Spanish tandem Álvaro Alonso and Guillermo Castellano (RCN Gran Canaria).
Spain, as a country, has been awarded the Nations Cup title, which recognizes the global results of all the national representatives who have participated in the World Cup.
The award ceremony was attended by Pilar Bernabé, Councilor for Sports at the Valencia City Council; Miguel Aragón, from the Government Sub-delegation; Alfredo Cordón, Naval Commander of Valencia and Castellón; Joan Mollerus, president of the 29er international class and Alejandro Fliquete, president of RCN Valencia, among other personalities.