By Igor Grishin
Belarusian yachtwoman Tatiana Drozdovskaya finishes second in the final ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the Laser Radial Olympic class.
Before the decisive race Tatiana Drozdovskaya held a leading position but yielded to Belgium’s Evi Van Acker while bronze went to Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands. This season, Tatiana Drozdovskaya won one gold in the World Cup five stages in Melbourne and two silver medals (in Qingdao and Hyeres). In total, 79 yachtwomen took part in the Laser Radial competitions, with 1,111 athletes from 59 countries competing in Hyeres.
Tatiana Drozdovskaya is Belarus’ leading yachtswoman in the Laser Radial Olympic class. She is a many-time world champion, World Cup winner and a finalist of the World and European championships. In 2000, she was awarded the status of the international master of sports. In 2007, she secured the world champion title. Tatiana Drozdovskaya represented Belarus at four Olympics (in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). She was 15th at the 2012 London Games.
Offshore in French Hyeres
Belarusian yachtwoman Tatiana Drozdovskaya finishes second in the final ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta of the Laser Radial Olympic class