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Meech and Maloney finish second in Germany

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/06/2017

Alex Maloney and Molly Meech's impressive return to the water has continued with a silver medal at the Kiel Week regatta in Germany.

The Kiwi Olympic silver medallists returned to 49erFX racing this month, placing fifth at the World Cup final in Spain before featuring prominently in Kiel.

Three wins from 12 qualifying races left them second going into the medal race on Sunday and with a shot at a gold medal.

They needed to finish four places ahead of British pair leaders Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey to claim gold but never threatened to do so.

The British pair sailed to victory in the 10-boat medal race while the Kiwis were fourth, leaving them well clear of the third-placed Croatian crew.

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