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Hong Kong's Stephanie Norton sails into Olympics

2021-04-09 HKT 08:44
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  • Hong Kong sailor Stephanie Norton has qualified for the Olympics after a third place finish in Oman. Image from the Mussanah Open website.
    Hong Kong sailor Stephanie Norton has qualified for the Olympics after a third place finish in Oman. Image from the Mussanah Open website.
Hong Kong's Stephanie Norton has secured a place in the Tokyo Games with a third place finish in the Laser Radial class at the Mussanah Open in Oman.

The achievement was announced by the Hong Kong Sailing Federation via a Facebook post on Thursday night.

Norton is the first female single-handed dinghy sailor to represent the SAR at the Olympics

Several other Hong Kong sailors narrowly missed out on Tokyo despite medal-winning performances in Oman.

Hong Kong's 49er’s team of Akira Sakai and Russel Aylsworth, together with the 49er FX’s team of Molly Highfield and Sandy Choi won silver medals.