WILSON WINS BRONZE
Here’s SunSport’s Martin Lipton reporting from Tokyo:
Emma Wilson’s golden vision turned to bronze – but Britain’s windsurf queen could not have done much more.
Wilson, whose mum Penny was GB sailboarder in both 1992 and 1996, started the double-point medal race second in what has been the tightest of three-horse contests throughout the entire fleet.
It meant the 22-year-old Wilson had to finish two places in front of leader Yunxiu Liu of China and also in front of defending champion Charline Picon of France.
While Picon took a grip on the race from half way, ensuring she would finish ahead of Wilson, the Brit refused to give up the ghost, moving through the field to establish second place.
Unfortunately, though, Liu was just four seconds behind her in third to take gold from Picon, with Wilson in bronze.
And it left the Brit to rue her one mistake in the entire 13-race series, when she went through the start line in Race Nine to be disqualified.
She had won her first two races on that day and a top three finish in that heat would have been enough for gold