Women’s ILCA 6 sailor Stephanie Norton has made history again and won a silver medal for the Hong Kong sailing team at the Asian Games! This is the first silver medal for the Hong Kong sailing team in the history of the Asian Games. At the same time, together with the bronze medal won by the Hong Kong 49er sailing team of Akira Sakai and Russell Aylsworth, the Hong Kong national sailing team has also achieved their best results in the history of the Hong Kong sailing team at the Asian Games. Congratulations to Stephanie and the team!!
The medal race was cancelled due to a lack of wind. The results of the women’s ILCA 6 class are based on the results as of yesterday. Stephanie beat the Singaporean sailor by one point and won the silver medal.
Stephanie had been holding 3rd place until the 25th Sept races. She sailed very well yesterday, finishing in 2nd place in both race 10 and 11, allowing her to move up by one position to 2nd place, only losing to the Malaysian sailor!
Stephanie represented Hong Kong in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and she is also the first women’s dinghy sailor to reach the Olympics via a competitive route. Stephanie was qualified for the Asian Games at a reselection due to the postponement of the Asian Games. In an interview she said she went through the lowest point of her sailing career after the Olympics and spent a year adjusting her mentality. Before the Asian Games, she expressed her confidence for the races, and now she finally won the Asian Games silver medal. Congratulations to Stephanie!!