Cheng's consistency may be telling
National sailor Colin Cheng may have fallen out of the top 10, but there is no cause for panic yet at the Marina da Gloria in Rio.
The 26-year-old (above) completed the second day of the Olympic sailing competition yesterday morning (Singapore time) by finishing 13th and 18th in his third and fourth races respectively.
On Tuesday, he had came in fifth and 20th in his first two races, and the combination of 36 points put him in 15th position out of 46 sailors in the men's Laser event.
Cheng's coach Brett Beyer said: "It was another difficult day of racing on the Ponte course for the Lasers.
"The discard has come into play now that four races have been completed and, as a result, Colin has slid back a little on the scoreboard.
"However, his consistent sailing will be an advantage later when other sailors are at risk of getting another bad result and having to carry a poor race result.
"The next two races are out in the ocean Copacabana course and it is often more predictable with less wind shifts and currents. We are expecting another interesting race."
Argentina's Julio Alsogaray is currently top with a total of seven points after four races and the Laser sailors will race twice each day until Sunday, except tomorrow - which is a rest day - after which the top 10 sailors will enter the medal race on Tuesday.
This is Cheng's second Olympics after his solid 15th-placed finish, the best result by an Asian sailor in his class, at London 2012.
Cheng and the other national sailors were back in the water for the third day of sailing early this morning, but results were not available at press time.