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6 January 2007, 08:49 pm
Ladies Day
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Optimist World Championship 2006
Montevideo, Uruguay

Day five of the Optimist Worlds proved to be Ladies' Day in Montevideo, Uruguay. Four girls are now in the top ten of the overall ranking, with Griselda KHNG (SIN) moving into a nine point lead in first place.
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KHNG is the new leader with scores of 1,8,11 for the three races sailed today in moderate 12-14 knot winds. In general it was a good day for the girls with Stephanie ZIMMERMANN (PER) advancing to 5th with 5,2,10, Haruka KOMIYA (JPN) in 7th and Rufina TAN (MAS) just waiting to discard her 65th after race 12.

Singapore following their victory in the Team Racing event remain in buoyant mood with four sailors in a top 20, which still includes sailors from 12 nations.

But four races remain to be sailed and all is still to play for. Julian AUTENRIETH (GER) lies second overall, nine points behind KHNG after going 14,3,12 for the day, whilst Ecuador's Edgar DIMINICH lies third, a further seven points back.

Robert Wilkes (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Griselda KHNG leads overall:© Juan Jose Sanchez/Gustavo Sequessa
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