VIDEO – American Finn Sailors Compete for Tokyo 2020 Spot in Miami
The stakes are high for competing sailors at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami with North American Olympic qualification spots up for grabs and US Sailing Team Tokyo 2020 Olympic trials ongoing.
In the Finn, Luke Muller and Caleb Paine, Rio 2016 bronze medallist, are in a duel at the front of the fleet in Miami in the second of their three selection events for the sole American spot.
The American Finn selection process brings together the 2019 Finn Gold Cup, the Hempel World Cup Series event in Miami and 2020 Finn Gold Cup.
At the Finn Gold Cup, Muller finished 17th to Paine’s 25th, giving himself an eight point advantage heading in to Miami. After three days of competition in Miami, Paine is a place ahead of Muller at the top of the leaderboard.
Find out what the sailors think about the selection process and what the stakes are below:
If the results stay the way they are in Miami, Muller will have a seven point lead going into the Finn Gold Cup in Palma de Mallorca, Spain this May.