Sailor Pavlos Kontidis confirmed his presence in the elite of world sailing at the 2024 International Laser Class Association [ILCA] 7 Men’s World Championship in Adelaide, finishing in the top six for the tenth consecutive major event.
Reaching 79 penalty points, Kontidis overtook Frenchman, Jean Baptiste Bernaz (86b.), who ended up ninth in the medal race.
“I saw a lot of positive things in this race…it’s very encouraging for the rest of the year,” the 34-year-old sailor said about his placing.
“I’m sure that if the Worlds started now, the result would be better, but this stability that has prevailed in recent years [and] makes me very happy. Even though it was not my week, I managed to place in the top positions and do well for Cyprus”.
Kontidis will now participate in the two World Cups in Palma and Hyeres in April, further preparing for his big goal, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games taking place on 26 July 2024 – Sun, 11 Aug.