Sailing World Cup Hyères 2016: the Olympic Games are close | Photo: Renedo/World Sailing

Polish windsurfers dominated the Sailing World Cup Hyères 2016, held in France.

Piotr Myszka and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka took the gold medals in French waters, as the RS:X class prepares for the ultimate showdown before Rio 2016. The final event before the Olympic Games will take place in Weymouth and Portland.

Hyères proved to be the perfect venue for the Polish duo. On the men's side, and because of the delays, the medal race was suspended, and the results crowned Myszka, who won two out of ten races.

"I feel really comfortable here. Hyères, for me, is always the beginning of the season after all the training beforehand. I enjoy sailing and racing here, and I've won it twice," explained Myszka.

The women's division saw a close battle between Klepacka, Bryony Shaw and Charline Picon. Despite winning the medal race, Marina Alabau finished fourth and out of the podium. The Polish ended up winning the gold medal.

"I'm excited to be here, the first time I was here was in 1997, 19 years ago. A few days ago I celebrated my birthday, and I still enjoy coming here, training with my friends. It's always windy, and it's a great spot to prepare for a world championship or an Olympic Games," concluded Zofia Klepacka.

Sailing World Cup Hyères 2016 | RS:X Top 3

1. Piotr Myszka (POL)
2. Pawel Tarnowski (POL)
3. Nick Dempsey (GBR)

1. Zofia Noceti-Klepacka (POL)
2. Bryony Shaw (GBR)
3. Charline Picon (FRA)

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