Tunnicliffe ('05) Currently Second At World Laser Championships
By ODU Athletics
Aug. 1, 2009
KARATSU, JAPAN-- Former Old Dominion University Sailing standout and Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe-Funk ('05)is currently in second place at the World Laser Women's Championships after 10 races.
Sari Multala of Finland leads the even with 22 points, followed by Tunnicliffe with 31. Through ten races, Tunnicliffe has three seconds and two thirds, while Multala has four first places. The final round of sailing is Sunday. A total of 44 competitors are in this world championship event.
Tunnicliffe captured the gold medal in last year's Olympic games for team USA in the Yngling class. The three-time Collegiate Sailing All-American and ICSA singlehanded National Champion was named the 2008 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year.
2009 WORLD LASER WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS July 25-Aug. 2 Karatsu, Japan
1. Sara Multala (FIN) 22 2. Anna Tunnicliffe(USA) 31 3. Lijia Xu (CHN) 37 4. Sophie de Turckheim (FRA) 37 5. Marit Bouwmeester (NED) 44 6. Sarah Streeyaert (FRA) 49 7. Evi Van Acker (BEL) 52 8. Charlotte Dobson (GBR) 57 9. Alberte Lindberg (DEN) 57 10. Annalise Murphy (IRI) 58