Semaine Olympique Française 2013: crowded

Piotr Myszka and Zofia Klepacka have taken the Semaine Olympique Française 2013, at La Rochelle, France.


Poland's Piotr Myszka won the Men's RS:X competition, despite France's Julien Bontemps winning the medal race.

Myszka, who led by nine points going into the medal race needed to finish fifth or better to be sure of gold. Nevertheless, the 2010 world champion had a poor start.

"I was trying to cover Julien at the start, but then we kept getting close and I didn't want to get a penalty so I gave some distance,” says Myszka.

"It feels good. It's a great way to finish the season. Winter has started in Poland so I think I'll be doing more skiing than windsurfing now".

Despite a difficult medal race, Poland's supermum, Zofia Klepacka, easily won the women's RS:X. Klepacka, the Olympic bronze medalist, took a 16-point lead into the race and perhaps a headache, after starting the party early, in La Rochelle, on Saturday night.

She needed to finish eighth or better, but France's Eugenie Ricard needed to win and she could only finish third and lost the silver to New Zealand's Natalia Kosinska, who won the medal race.
 
"It was a really hard race, the wind changed all the time. I was sailing my own race, in these conditions, it's best not to look too much at the others. My coach Pawel Kowalsky is really happy", adds Klepacka.