Maloney leading Kiwi at Laser world champs

Last updated 05:00 25/11/2013

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Promising Southland riders continue to impress at Junior Track Cycling World Championships Manawatu cyclist Campbell Stewart wins omnium gold at junior world champs Nelson cyclist George Bennett signs with Dutch LottoNL-Jumbo through 2018 Team New Zealand struggle in light breeze at America's Cup World Series in Portsmouth Second and third for Tom Walsh and Eliza McCartney in London Diamond League Third Tour de France title looms for Chris Froome Julian Dean: Beyond the winner, there's still plenty of interest in the Tour Russia face Paralympics ban as NZ see increased medal pressure on athletes 'I've been shot. On the way to hospital': Stephen Dank's texts to journalist Danny Weidler Kiwi cyclists Bradly Knipe and Ellesse Andrews medal at junior world champs

Andy Maloney was the leading Kiwi at the Laser class world sailing championship in Oman, finishing 11th.

The 2012 bronze medallist finished the 12th and final race in 17th, enough for him to climb three places in the overall standings and edge past compatriot Sam Meech, whose 45th yesterday saw him slip to 13th overall.

Brazil's Robert Scheidt sealed the title with a win in the final race; the 40-year-old great has now won the title nine times and he declared this victory the most special after returning to the single-handed Laser from a stint in the two-person Star class.

The regatta was the final Olympic class world championship of the year. In 2014, all Olympic class world championships will be contested at the same venue and time - in Santander, Spain in September - when national qualification for the 2016 Olympics will be on offer.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content