2023 Asian Championships – China qualifies for Paris 2024

The 2023 Asian Sailing Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, brought together sailors from all over Asia for a thrilling competition. Held in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand, the event showcased the best sailing talent in the region, with teams competing for medals and a chance to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics. China wins the spot for the Paris 2024 in the skiff and mixed multihull classes.

Medal Winners

49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 teams battled it out in 12 races across one week of competition and a final Medal race. See podium finishes below:

  1. 49erFX:
    • Gold: Xiaoyu Hu and Mengyuan Shan (CHINA)
    • Silver: Misaki Tanaka and Sera Nagamatsu (JAPAN)
    • Bronze: Kimberly Lim and Cecilia Low (SINGAPORE)
  2. 49er:
    • Gold: Zaiding Wen and Tian Liu (CHINA)
    • Silver: Mingliang Ding and Wenwei Zhang (CHINA)
    • Bronze: Prince Noble and Manu Francis (INDIA)
  3. Nacra 17:
    • Gold: Huicong Mai and Linlin Chen (CHINA)
    • Silver: Xuezhe Yang and Xiaoxiao Hu (CHINA)
    • Bronze: Huancheng Zhao and Ting Yu (CHINA)


Full results female skiff – 49erFX: 

Full results male skiff – 49er: 

Full results mixed multihull – Nacra 17:


Qualifiers for Paris 2024:

Apart from winning medals, teams had a shot at qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympics as this event served as the Asian Continental Qualifier for all 3 classes. China, the top nation in each class, secured their spot for Paris in the 49er, FX and Nacra 17.

In the Nacra, this event combined with the Asian Games, served as an internal trial to select the team to go to next years Olympics, giving Huicong Mai and Linlin Chen the chance to represent China.

The 2023 Asian Sailing Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, was an exciting event that not only showcased the beauty of sailing worldwide, but also provided a chance for talented athletes to shine. As we celebrate the winning teams and look ahead to the Paris 2024 Olympics, this competition has left a lasting impression on the Asian sailing community, inspiring future sailors to take on the Olympic dream.

To see the full list of countries and teams qualified for the Olympics visit : https://49er.org/events/2024-paris-olympics/ 

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