Japan’s Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka underlined Japan’s strength in the Women’s 470 class by winning gold. They started the medal-race day on top and finished fifth, but they had done their math and kept France’s Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz, bronze medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics ahead of the Japanese crew in fifth, behind them. The French slipped to seventh – in the end, sixth would have been enough for bronze, so close were the margins. "We were very nervous at the beginning of today because we were in first place," said Yoshida. "I felt a lot of pressure, but finally I got a gold. The medal race was the hardest of the week, it was very close, but we weren’t worried when the British passed us because we had worked out the mathematics."