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An exciting finale to the 2008 Paralympic Sailing By ISAF Media, Qingdao, CHN , 10:12 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
An exciting finale to the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition in Qingdao ended with gold medals going to Canada's Paul Tingley in the 2.4 Metre, US pair Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon-Tucker in the SKUD18 and German trio Jens Kroker, Robert Prem and Siegmund Mainka in the Sonar. ...
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Images of Qingdao: Final racing and Medal Ceremony By Dan Tucker, 10:02 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
Dan Tucker presents a portfolio of images from the Medal Ceremony at the 2008 Paralympics ...
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An Irish Perspective: Sunday morning going down By Denis Kiely, Qingdao, CHN , 9:11 AM Mon 15 Sep 2008
The final days racing in the Sonar class was even more exciting and incredible than I had anticipated. There were 2 races scheduled. Starting the day the position was France 21, Australia 24, Germany 26 Greece 27, Norway 28, and Israel 34. After the 1st race [Mikey's analysis of the previous day - pressure, gradient, sea breeze, current, cousin in Korea, etc etc was spot on - perfect, the left ...
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US Sailing Paralympic Blog - Team USA Shines By Sarah Hawkins and Betsy Alison, Qingdao, CHN , 11:53 PM Sun 14 Sep 2008
If smiles could generate pure wattage of energy, I think that the smiles of John Ruf, Nick Scandone and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker today at the medal ceremony could have lit Times Square on any given night, 4 times over! But, let's not let me get too far ahead of myself. ...
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2008 Paralympic Medallists By Sailing2008, 10:50 PM Sun 14 Sep 2008
Images of the medal presentations to the 2008 Paralympic Medallists ...
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Mckinnon-Tucker: Race Day 5 - Medal Ceremony By Dan Tucker, 9:27 PM Sun 14 Sep 2008
On Friday, Maureen and Nick led two races from start to finish in the light air. They were 'in the zone', so far ahead of the other boats it was almost ridiculous. I was scribbling and calculating frantically on the spectator boat, when I realized that Nick and Maureen could clinch the gold medal that day. I didn't have a score sheet with me, and was working from memory, ...
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International sendoff for Nick Scandone By Lynn Fitzpatrick, Qingdao, CHN , 8:56 PM Sun 14 Sep 2008
As 42-year old Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon Tucker were pushed away from the dock on Thursday, their coach and Scandone's childhood friend, Mike Pinckney gave the same confidence builder that he has always given them, 'Don't mess with the best, because the best don't mess.' Scandone, strapped in the helmsman's seat of the Skud 18 and was struggling for breath from lung degeneration ...
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Gold and Bronze for USA in Paralympics By Marni Lane, 8:02 AM Sun 14 Sep 2008
2.4 mR sailor John Ruf (Pewaukee, Wis.) added a Bronze Medal to the U.S. Paralympic Team’s medal count today, joining Gold Medalists Nick Scandone (Newport Beach, Calif.) and Maureen McKinnon-Tucker (Marblehead, Mass.) on the podium at the 2008 Paralympic Regatta. Rick Doerr (Clifton, N.J.), Tim Angle (Marblehead, Mass.) and Bill Donohue (Brick, N.J.) finished eighth in the competitive Sonar class ...
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A Canadian View of the final Paralympics Day By Brian Todd, 7:36 AM Sun 14 Sep 2008
It was a perfect sailing day in Qingdao, winds were 9-12 from about 120 on the compass with a pretty good sea running and bright sunshine. Everyone brought their A game and there were plenty of positions up for grabs. There were two races today, making that 10 for the series and bringing on the second drop. ...
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British sailors miss out on medals at Paralympics By Karenza Morton, RYA , 10:01 PM Sat 13 Sep 2008
Great Britain’s 2008 Beijing Paralympic sailing campaign has ended in disappointment in Qingdao. Britain’s sailors went in to the final day of the six-day regatta still harbouring slender hopes of medals in all three classes, but despite their huge efforts and some outstanding last day performances, the Brits ended in fifth, sixth and seventh overall across the three fleets ...
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Medals decided in SKUD 18 on final day By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Takapuna, NZL , 9:11 PM Sat 13 Sep 2008
Although Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon-Tucker of the USA had won the Gold medal in a canter yesterday, the Silver and Bronze medals were still in doubt going into Saturday's final day of racing in the two person SKUD 18 keelboat class at the 2008 Paralympics ...
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Gold to USA, Silver to AUS, Bronze to CAN in Skud By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World, Takapuna, NZL , 8:06 PM Sat 13 Sep 2008
Although Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon-Tucker (USA) had won the Gold medal in a canter, yesterday, the Silver and Bronze medals were still in doubt going into today's racing in the two person SKUD 18 keelboat class at the 2008 Paralympics. ...
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