French ease grip on Gold Medal in Sonar

by ISAF 
The US Sonar crew at the 2008 Paralympics in Qingdao

The French trio of Bruno JOURDREN, Jerve LARHANT and Nicolas VIMONT VICARY held on to overall Sonar lead, but it's very close at the top ahead of the final day of racing at the Paralympic Sailing Competition.

Frenchmen Bruno JOURDREN, Jerve LARHANT and Nicolas VIMONT VICARY had their worst day of the series in Qingdao today, but still maintained their position at the top of the leaderboard thanks to their performances earlier in the week. With 10, 5, 8 scores in today’s three races, the French team have 21 points with two races of the series remaining.

Australia’s Colin HARRISON, Russel BOADEN and Graeme MARTIN remain in second place overall, but it could have been even better if they had not crossed the starting line of race nine early and been scored OCS. That ended off a very up and down day for the Australians, who had earlier won race seven and then finished 10th in race eight. They are just three points behind the French trio in the overall standings on 24 points.

Jens KROKER, Robert PREM and Siegmund MAINKA of Germany are just two points behind the Australians in third place overall after 5, 2, 9 scores today. The Greek team of Vasilis CHRISTOFOROU, Theodoris ALEXAS and Nikolaos PATERAKIS is just one point further back, with Norway’s Jostein STORDAHL, Per Eugen KRISTIANSEN and Aleksxander WANG-HANSEN a single point behind them.

With just seven points covering these top five crews, tomorrow’s final two races are perfectly poised to provide a thrilling finale to the 2008 Paralympic Sailing Competition.

ISAF Paralympic Games microsite - www.sailing.org/paralympics

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Place

Name

Pos

NPC Code

 

 

 

Points per Race

 

 

 

Total Pts

Net Pts

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

JOURDREN Bruno

S

FRA

4

1

1

2

7

1

(10)

5

(8)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LARHANT Herve

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIMONT-VICARY Nicolas

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

21

 

2

HARRISON Colin

S

AUS

8

4

2

3

3

3

1

(10)

(15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOADEN Russell

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARTIN Graeme

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

24

 

3

KROKER Jens

S

GER

5

6

3

1

4

(11)

5

2

(9)

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREM Robert

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAINKA Siegmund

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

26

 

4

CHRISTOFOROU Vasileios ALEXAS Theodoros

S C1

GRE

2

5

7

5

(8)

2

4

(9)

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

PATERAKIS Nikolaos

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

27

 

5

STORDAHL Jostein

S

NOR

6

2

5

8

1

(15)

(9)

1

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

KRISTIANSEN Per Eugen

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WANG-HANSEN Aleksander

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52

28

 

6

COHEN Dror

S

ISR

3

(15)

4

(15)

2

6

6

12

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

EFRATI Arnon

C1

 

 

DSQ

 

DSQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VEXLER Benny

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

64

34

 

7

DOERR Rick ANGLE Tim

S C1

USA

1

9

(10)

6

(11)

10

2

3

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONOHUE Bill

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

35

 

8

ROBERTSON John

S

GBR

(9)

3

6

(9)

5

7

8

6

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

THOMAS Stephen

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STODEL Hannah

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56

38

 

9

Mc CARTHY Paul

S

IRL

7

10

(12)

(12)

10

5

3

4

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

RYAN Paul

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEALEY Richard Martin

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

73

49

 

10

LI Ke

S

CHN

11

7

8

4

12

8

7

(13)

(13)

 

 

 

 

 

 

WANG Tao

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

XU Jingkun

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

57

 

11

KELLY Ken TERLSON Don

S C1

CAN

10

11

(14)

10

9

4

(14)

8

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHAW Marc

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

63

 

12

COLLINETTI Marco

S

ITA

(14)

(13)

13

7

6

9

12

11

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

VENTURINI Massimo

C1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SQUIZZATO Antonio

C2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

64

 

  
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