Split has a new sporting star. Member of Split YC Labud (i.e., Swan) Tina Mihelić has just won a gold medal at the World Championship in Olympic sailing single, or female laser radial class! This is really a historic success, since Tina becomes the first Croatian female Olympic class sailor to win the World Championship.
Tina achieved this success in Rizhao, China, and on the penultimate day of the competition she had an eleven point lead. In the two last races she kept that advantage with seventh and third place, and won the overall title.
Tina Mihelić is 25 years old, and even before this she had some significant successes. She won European gold in 2009 and 2010, and silver in 2011. Also, she is the first Croatian female sailor to compete at th Olympic Games, in London in 2012.
Her YC Labud will greet her as a world champion at Wednesday at 8 pm. The party will take place in their marina next to ACI marina in Split city port