Sailing

Sailing Beijing Olympics

Sailing consists of four classes for men, four for women and three classes open to men and women.

Venue: Qingdao International Marina

Great Britain pair win gold in the star - sailing event

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won the gold medal in the star, men’s kneel boat (sailing) event at the Beijing Olympics.
Brazil’s Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada took the silver and the bronze went to Sweden’s team of Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom.

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Spanish sailor’s Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz have won the gold medal in the tornado (Multihull) sailing event at the Beijing Olympics.
Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby of Australia won the silver medal and Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola of Argentina won the bronze medal.

The 2008 world champion Tom Ashley from New Zealand has won the gold medal in the men’s windsurfing, with 52 points. Julien Bontemps of France finished second, just one point behind.
Bontemps dropped his sail as he rounded the first buoy. He was in tears after the finish, hurling his sunglasses into [...]

Yin Jian has won China’s first gold medal in sailing, by wining the women’s RS:X - windsurfing event.
Alessandra Sensini from Italy won the silver medal and Bryony Shaw from Great Britain won the bronze medal.

Anna Tunnicliffe from the United States has won the gold medal in women’s laser, one person dinghy at the Beijing Olympics.
Gintare Volungeviciute from Lithuania win the silver medal and the bronze medal went to Lijia Xu from China.

Paul Goodison of Great Britain has won the gold medal in the laser, men’s one person dinghy.
Vasilij Zbogar of Slovenia won the silver medal and Diego Romero of Italy won the bronze medal.

Australia has added another medal to its count by winning the women’s 470 sailing event. Australia won the same event in the men’s division. The Netherlands won the silver and the bronze medal went to Brazil.
Australia:
RECHICHI Elise
PARKINSON Tessa
Netherlands:
de KONING Marcelien
BERKHOUT Lobke
Brazil:
OLIVEIRA Fernanda
SWAN Isabel