Kiwi sailor Sam Meech has a lot of work to do to replicate his Rio 2016 Olympic medal after another tough day at Enoshima Yacht Harbour in Tokyo.
Meech – who won bronze five years ago in Rio – finished 16th in the Laser class on Tuesday, to put him in 19th place overall after four races.
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Meech finished 1m 29 seconds behind race winner Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus. There are two more races scheduled for today.
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Meech admitted before the Olympics that this event would be a venture into the unknown compared to Rio, given his lack of international competition since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.
While most of his rivals, especially the Europeans, have been able to continue in major regattas, Meech has mostly been working in New Zealand, as well as a pre-Olympics training bloc in Australia.