"I did perfectly downwind, especially the second leg, and I made the right decisions," VOLUNGEVICIUTE said.
TUNNICLIFFE, to her credit, has not finished outside sixth - the only competitor with that claim. "Today I made a huge come back. The wind was very shifty, and I got Yellow Flagged for rocking on the first downwind leg. On the second downwind, the left side was wide open. I had nothing to lose at that moment, so I went that way and made it all the way back to the top of the fleet," revealed the American.
Others who had a good day included Croatian outsider Mateja PETRONIJEVIC (CRO) and Jo ALEH (NZL) enjoying the change in conditions. Although PETRONIJEVIC dropped from second she still did well to finish fourth, while ALEH repeated her performance of race 3, taking second place and moving into fourth overall.
One of the medal favourites, Sarah BLANCK (AUS), did not have one of her better days and it cost her dearly. Her 19th finish drops her from fourth overall down to eighth. Yesterday's race winner Penny CLARK (GBR) took a tumble too, finishing 22nd. It was good news though for local girl, Lijia XU, whose sixth place in race 4 lifts her into seventh place overall.
"The current and tide were very good to me - otherwise I would be out of the top 10," XU said.
Race organisers were keen to hold three races in the Laser Radial to catch up on Thursday's schedule after racing was abandoned, but in the end only one race was sailed as competitors waited, originally for breezes to settle, but then also for a storm to pass over.
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