Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze Repeat as Women’s 49erFX Sailing Champions at Tokyo Games

2020 Tokyo GamesIt’s a repeat performance for Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze

The 30-year-old Brazilian sailor and her 30-year-old compatriot/partner have repeated as the winner’s of the women’s 49erFX sailing competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze

Grael and Kunze won the gold at the inaugural women’s 49erFX sailing competition at the 2016 Rio Games.

The duo won competition by finishing third in the final. That added 6 points to their net score for a final total of 76.

Martine Grael & Kahena Kunze

The silver went to Germany, while the bronze went to the Netherlands.

After the win, Grael and Kunze went to celebrate and wound up capsizing their boat in the process.

“It’s just good to be around friends,” Grael said after the win and subsequent capsize. “It’s always good to be around friends.”

“And then we capsized the boat in a place where we didn’t know if there were any rocks,” Kunze joked. “It was a little bit shallow,” Grael agreed.

“And we broke the mast, but it’s okay,” Kunze concluded. “It’s a nice moment. It’s going to stay in our mind forever.”

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