Allcatrazes Sailing Team athletes guarantee places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Allcatrazes Sailing Team athletes guarantee places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games!

Marco Grael and Gabriel Portilho won the Olympic places in the 49er Worlds that took place in Australia, from February 9th to 15th. The pair was in 13th place after 12 races, 6 qualifiers and 6 finals.

After qualifying at Pan de Lima, sailors sought to achieve the same results at the World Cup in New Zealand that happened in 2019 and because of one position they were unable to complete their trip to Tokyo. According to the bowman Gabriel, this gave a little more to the conquest, "We went to Australia with this business a bit choked so we got there with enough time in advance to already get to know the streak".

With conditions of strong and round wind, the pair managed to reach their goal in Geelong and go to Japan in July this year.

"We finished in 13th position, we even won some races, always competing on the edge (...) We reached our goal, which was to be between 18 and we left there happy, with a sense of accomplishment. Now we come home, we will have a little rest and the next championship will be in Palma ", concluded Portilho.

Check thecomplete results of competition.