China's Lu wins women's windsurfer RS:X at Tokyo Olympics
TOKYO - China's Lu Yunxiu claimed the women's windsurfer RS:X gold at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour after the medal race here on Saturday. Despite a third-place finish that got Lu six points, the 24-year-old emerged winner of the 13 races with 36 net points. Charline Picon of France and Emma Wilson of Britain tied at 38 net points, and Picon took silver thanks to a top finish over Wilson in the medal race.
Lu's gold was the third Olympic gold medal for China in sailing, after Yin Jian won the women's RS:X in 2008 and Xu Lijia won the women's laser radial in 2012. Picon won her second Olympic medal, after winning gold in this event in Rio in 2016. Emma Wilson gave Britain its second medal in the women's or men's RS:X, following Bryony Shaw who claimed bronze in the women's RS:X event in 2008.