Sailing World Championships: Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntrye win bronze for Great Britain

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre
Hannah Mills won gold in the 470 at the Rio Olympics alongside Saskia Clark
Sailing World Championships
Dates: 30 July - 12 August Venue: Aarhus, Denmark
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Great Britain's Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre won bronze in the women's 470 at the Sailing World Championships.

Mills and McIntyre finished fourth in the medal race which was enough to take third overall in Aarhus, Denmark.

Japan's Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka won gold and Spain's Patricia Cantero Reinaand Silvia Mas Depares secured the silver.

The result guarantees Great Britain a place in the 470 competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The British pair had dropped out of the top three places in the medal race before a late surge.

Moments after the start of the race, the pair decided to turn back to the start line fearing they might be penalised for potentially starting prematurely.

"We're happy and relieved," said Mills, the reigning Olympic champion and London 2012 silver medallist.

"We had a super-tough medal race and we're just so happy to come away with the bronze. Even on the final leg we weren't sure we'd done enough."

Reigning Finn class European champion Ed Wright had to settle for eighth overall, but his third in the medal race also guarantees an Olympic spot.

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