Test Event Marseille, Chiara Benini Floriani finishes 3rd in ILCA 6


First podium for Italian sailing in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games test event in progress in the waters of Marseille. Chiara Benini Floriani finished in fourth place in a comeback in the ILCA 6 medal race, enough to confirm third spot in the final classification with 70 points. 

The Italian (photo FIV) leaves Marseille with three podium places out of eleven races and in very high spirits. Only the Dutchwoman Marit Bouwmeester (44 points) and Dane Anne-Marie Rindom (63 points) were able to outclass her.

Lorenzo Brando Chiavarini, meanwhile, had no hopes of a podium place in the ILCA 7, although he played a leading role in an excellent medal race to take fourth place. The Italian secured ninth overall place in the race won by the Australian Matt Wearn. 

There were some regrets, however, for Giacomo Ferrari and Bianca Caruso in the 470 mixed. The Italian pair closed the medal race in ninth place, slipping from fourth to ninth in a final ranking dominated by French duo Camille Lecointre and Jeremie Mion, with Germans Malte Winkel and Anastasiya Winkel in runner-up spot and Spaniards Jordi Xammar Hernandez and Nora Brugman Cabot in third.