"The most difficult thing is to wait ashore," says the world champion Yana Reznikova. "Because it is very difficult - not to overthink, not to ruminate about the racing. But finally, I pulled myself together. We got the flag raised, we moved to the water. Everything happened very quickly, the judges started. My strongest rival in the medal race was Anastasia Shchedrina. We went with her through this race better than anyone and finished first and second. So we competed only with each other. This is my first championship. Plus, it took place practically in my hometown, in which I constantly train. It's great. Both the organization and the atmosphere - everything was on the highest level.
"I didn't restrain anyone, I just tried to watch the whole fleet, to control everyone. The hardest thing was to pull ourselves together," says Anastasia Shchedrina. "We sat in the chill-out zone for a very long time. It was very difficult to keep that mood, so I just relaxed. The medal race was incredible."
In the medal race among men, there is a similar situation. From the very first mark, the Israelis - Eyal Yohay Zror and Daniel Basik Tashtash - took the lead and moved close to each other on each mark. Until the finish line, the best friends would move clear of their rivals. It was they who competed for gold with each other. In this struggle, Zror turned out to be more successful, and he finished first and won the championship. His teammate - Tashtash - became the second in the medal race and in the overall ranking. The most fierce struggling was for the bronze medal. Israeli Ruven Hillel surpassed Greek Alexandros Kalpogiannakis only with one point.
"We are used to competing with each other, so it's not so difficult," says Daniel Tashtash, the silver medalist at the World Cup. - We communicate before the races and enjoy the victories of our teammates. Each of us had a plan to do his best. We did not use any team tactics - everyone was for himself. During the race, I did not think about friendship with Eyal at all. The Israelis are the best windsurfers in the world. We train with each other, so it's not so difficult for us in the races.
The Youth World championship in the RS:X Olympic class was held from August 4 to 10. During this time, the judges held a qualification, a run of final races and medal races in the male and female fleets. Only one day of the competition, on August 8, the races were canceled, because wind speed did not exceed 3 knots.
The official websites of the competitions: www.rsxclass.org/youthworlds2019/ http://rsx.spbyc.ru/EN