Croatia's Tina Mihelic Takes Laser Radial World Title
2013 World Champion Tina Mihelic
World Laser Radial Women's Championship
Croatia's Tina Mihelic has won gold at the Laser Radial World Championship in Rizhao City, China having sailed a strong, consistent regatta.
The Croatian recorded two race victories throughout the 12 race series that included six qualifying races and six final series races.
Runner-up Tuula Tenkanen (FIN) and third place Paige Railey (USA) both notched up three race victories a piece but Mihelic proved that consistency is always key as she counted scores in the top eight to amass a points total of 39, four ahead of Tenkanen.
Railey had set the early pace in Rizhao City but was left to rue a counting an 18th place having had to retire in the fourth race of the final series. Nonetheless a deserved bronze medal went the Americans way.