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Aarhus 2018 Final Day: Denmark sets Olympic standard as Netherlands top medal table

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Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, Final Day
Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018, Final Day

The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 drew to a close on Sunday with the Netherlands on top, France on the rise and Denmark basking in accolades from around the world for setting new standards for hosting the biggest sailing event in the world. 

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The Netherlands topped the final medal table with three golds, two silvers and one bronze from the ten Olympic classes. On Sunday, they added a silver lining to their double victory lap in the windsurfing.

Dorian Van Rijsselberghe, the double Olympic champion, and Lilian de Geus had made themselves mathematically uncathchable on Friday. Kiran Badloe, lying in second, kept his rivals behind him in the medal race to take another silver for the Dutch.

Thank you for following the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018. The road to Tokyo 2020 heads to Enoshima, Japan for the first round of the 2018-2019 World Cup Series. Follow the journey on sailing.org.

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