DORSET’S Emma Wilson was among Britain’s five medal-winners from the Paris 2024 test event in the Olympic Games’ host sailing city of Marseille.

Four silver medals and one bronze were won as 14 of the country’s best dinghy, windsurf and kite racers took on the world’s best.

Among those picking up silverware were Tokyo 2020 medallists Wilson, John Gimson and Anna Burnet.

Wilson scooped silver in the foiling iQFOiL class, due to make its Olympic debut next summer, while Gimson and Burnet took bronze in the Nacra 17 multihull class.

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Michael Beckett continued his run of form in the ILCA 7 dinghy class, formerly known as the Laser, narrowly missing the top spot in a final-race battle with Australian Olympic champion Matt Wearn.

Poole’s Ellie Aldridge and Weymouth’s Connor Bainbridge completed the podium line-up with silvers in the Formula Kite class, also new for Paris 2024.

For the athletes, this was a dress rehearsal for the Games with only one entry per nation in each of the ten classes.

It was also a key performance indicator in the run-up to Paris 2024, where Britain will aim to maintain its title as the world’s most successful Olympic sailing nation.

Marseille threw plenty of conditions at the sailors over the week, from light, fickle winds to Provence’s famous mistral breeze.

Combined with temperatures of up to 37 degrees Celsius it made for tricky racing conditions but provided a useful insight into what the sailors may face next summer.

British sailors finished in the top ten in nine of the classes.

Selection for the test event was made by the RYA's Olympic Selection Committee and is a key step in the RYA's ongoing process to nominate athletes to go to Paris 2024 as part of Team GB.

It does not guarantee that these athletes will be picked to represent Team GB at Paris 2024.

The British Sailing Team will have little time to rest and recuperate before heading to the Sailing World Championships in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Worlds action begins on Friday, August 11 and commences on Sunday, August 20.