Megan Pascoe picked up the first British medal and her second World Cup podium finish of the season at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma on Friday, claiming silver in the 2.4mR Paralympic sailing class.
Norway's Bjornar Erikstad was the man who stood between Pascoe and her second World Cup gold of the year. Pascoe went on the attack at the start of the final race in a bid to overturn her rival’s lead, but had to settle for the second step of the podium. Dutchman Barend Kol took the bronze.
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The 26-year-old Pascoe added silver at this first European leg of the ISAF Sailing World Cup series to the gold she won at the Miami World Cup event in January, while 14 British Sailing Team crews will look to add to the GB medal tally in the finals for the ten Olympic classes on Saturday.
After her disappointment at missing out on selection for her home Paralympic Games last year, Pascoe admitted she’s had a pleasing start to this new cycle, and towards realising her 2016 ambitions in Rio.
“Being the start of the road to Rio, and with UK Sport and the National Lottery officially launching the 2016 campaign this week it’s quite nice to be on the podium!” she said of her silver medal feat this week in Palma.
2.4mR - Palma World Cup, Final leaders (26 entries)
1 NOR 1 Bjernar Erikstad 7 pts
2 GBR 98 Megan Pascoe 12 pts
3 NED 1 Barend Kol 22 pts
4 GER 44 Lasse Kl 36 pts
5 AUT 1 Sven Reiger 48 pts
6 NED 12 Mischa Rossen 51 pts
7 CZE 7 Daniel B 67 pts
8 ESP 21 Francisco Llobet 68 pts
9 ESP 509 Rafa Andarias 71 pts
10 GBR 3 Will Street 78 pts
5 April 2013 20:44 GMT