Marit Bouwmeester can still hope for the prolongation of her Olympic title.

The sailor saw her Danish competitor Anne-Marie Rindom experience a dramatic day on Friday.

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Sunday is the medal race in the laser radial class, in which double points are awarded.

Bouwmeester starts with a seven point deficit on Rindom.

Bouwmeester was still in seventh place on the penultimate day, with a gap of no less than 38 points on Rindom.

The Danish had a large margin of 21 points on her closest opponent: the Finnish Tuula Tenkanen.

Bouwmeester won the ninth race on Friday and climbed to second place in the standings.

Rindom had a bad ninth race, finishing only 26th.

Standings for Sunday's medal race

  • 1. Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN) - 64 points

  • 2. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) - 71 points

  • 3. Josefin Olsson (SWE) - 79 points

  • 4. Sarah Douglas (CAN) - 82 points

  • 5. Emma Plasschaert (BEL) - 83 points

  • 6. Silvia Zennaro (ITA) - 84 points

  • 7. Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) - 87 points

  • 8. Line Flem Cough (NOO) 101 points

Ridom can't delete 26 points

That was not a disaster for the leader, because the sailors can cancel their worst result.

But at the start of the tenth race, Rindom was disqualified by the jury for hindering Bouwmeester at the start.

As a result, her 26 points from race 9 still count.

As Rindom sat crying profusely in her boat, she saw Bouwmeester take the lead.

The 33-year-old Friezin received a small penalty from the jury and had to make a round around her axis.

Partly because of this, she fell back to seventh place.