X, the 16th medal for France

The windsurfer imitated Charline Picon to win the money.

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A few minutes after Charline Picon, Thomas Goyard in turn became Olympic vice-champion in RS: X windsurfing on the Enoshima lake. Second in the general classification before the final regatta, Thomas Goyard was however disqualified from the Medal Race for an early start, but his main competitors for the podium suffered the same sanction. The French therefore won the silver medal narrowly.

The New Caledonian was frightened. After a lap of the race, the members of the jury went to his windsurfing board to notify him of his disqualification for an early departure. Fortunately, his pursuers in the general classification, the Italian Mattia Camboni and the Pole Piotr Myszka, had been disqualified a few minutes earlier.

The main danger then came from the Chinese Bi Kun but he did not finally catch up with the gap that separated him from Thomas Goyard. The French finished vice-Olympic champion with a small point ahead of the Chinese windsurfer (74 to 75).

For his first Olympic Games, Thomas Goyard made a strong impression. He won three of the twelve races contested before the Medal Race, but was less consistent than Dutch leader Kiran Badloe. This one, which flew over the first regattas, won gold.