camboni delighted after claiming hempel world cup series title

16:00    11 Jun 2019

Italian sailor Mattia Camboni is delighted after moving from fourth up first to claim the Hempel World Cup Series title as six fleets concluded racing in Marseille, France.

The 23-year-old won the first gold medal of the day in the Men's RS:X and was swiftly followed by Dutch racer, Lilian de Geus in the Women's RS:X over the weekend.

Camboni received a gold medal with his compatriot Daniele Benedetti picking up silver, while France's Louis Giard completed the podium in third place.

"This means a lot. Last year I missed out on a medal and it's so good to be at the top, especially at the final of the World Cup," Camboni said.

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"I didn't have a good start but I said okay, now I have to give everything. I knew I could do it.

"I really like these conditions and I just did the easy things right - good laylines and pumped a lot," he added.

"I just believed and knew I could do it. I had some luck but I had a really good week and was hoping for a medal."

Camboni also competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's RS:X.

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