Sailing: Changes for 2024 Olympics not a big blow for Singapore sailing

National sailors Yukie Yokoyama (far left) and Cheryl Teo won gold at last year's SEA Games in the women's 470. They will, however, not get a chance to compete together at the 2024 Paris Olympics as the event will be changed to a mixed equivalent.
National sailors Yukie Yokoyama (left) and Cheryl Teo won gold at last year's SEA Games in the women's 470. They will, however, not get a chance to compete together at the 2024 Paris Olympics as the event will be changed to a mixed equivalent.PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE NEW PAPER

S'pore sailing body had predicted new events for gender equity and planned for them early

The winds of change could be blowing for sailing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris, with three of 10 medal events likely to be replaced.

In a drive for greater gender equity at the event level, the existing Finn single-handed and 470 double-handed dinghy classes will be swopped for mixed equivalents, as well as a mixed kite-boarding event.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2018, with the headline 'Changes for 2024 Games not a big blow'. Print Edition | Subscribe