In the 2.4mR, defending Paralympic champion from Great Britain, Helena Lucas, maintained the top position. Despite a good first two days of competition, she was scored a DSQ after fouling Sweden’s Fia Fjelddahl. The top six sailors in the 2.4mR fleet are separated by just six points, so the podium is still wide open. With Lucas’ DSQ, Australia’s Matthew Bugg and Germany’s Hekio Kroger are within striking distance to take the lead on Thursday. "It's tough competition and this race course [Pao de Acucar] is very difficult to sail,” says Kroger. “The competition is very close in the 2.4. There are a lot of sailors who can sail fast and sometimes they might not have that experience in winning medals, but they are still very hard to beat. Although this is a small fleet, it is still a very hard competition."