Germany win Gold medal in Sonars at Paralympics

Bow to bow in the Paralympics-Qingdao
Sailing2008.com

After leading the Sonar three man keelboat thoughout the Paralympic Regatta, France have missed taking the Gold Medal by one point from the German crew. Australia has taken the Bronze.

The Silver and Bronze medals were decided on a countback after France and Australia were tied on 36 points with three wins earlier in the series salvaging at least some Gallic pride.

None of the top three overall had an outstanding final day with placings of between fifth and seventh being recorded, with the French scoring DNF in the final race after gear failure.

The final two races in the 11 race series were won by Israel and Great Britain respectively who sailed well in the windiest day of the regatta in breezes from 11-13kts

SONAR FLEET OVERALL As of 13 SEP 2008 AFTER 11 RACES
Place Name Pos NPC Code    Points per Race    Total Pts Net Pts
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
1 KROKER Jens S GER 5 6 3 1 4 (11) 5 2 (9) 4 5   
 PREM Robert C1               
 MAINKA Siegmund C2             55 35
2 JOURDREN Bruno LARHANT Herve S C1 FRA 4 1 1 2 7 1 (10) 5 8 7 (15) DNF   
 VIMONT-VICARY Nicolas C2             61 36
3 HARRISON Colin S AUS 8 4 2 3 3 3 1 (10) (15) 5 7   
 BOADEN Russell C1          OCS     
 MARTIN Graeme C2             61 36
4 STORDAHL Jostein S NOR 6 2 5 8 1 (15) (9) 1 5 3 6   
 KRISTIANSEN Per Eugen C1       OCS        
 WANG-HANSEN Aleksander C2             61 37
5 COHEN Dror S ISR 3 (15) 4 (15) 2 6 6 12 1 1 3   
 EFRATI Arnon C1   DSQ  DSQ          
 VEXLER Benny C2             68 38
6 ROBERTSON John THOMAS Stephen STODEL Hannah S C1 C2 GBR (9) 3 6 (9) 5 7 8 6 3 2 1 59 41
7 CHRISTOFOROU Vasileios S GRE 2 5 7 5 (8) 2 4 (9) 2 6 8   
 ALEXAS Theodoros C1               
 PATERAKIS Nikolaos C2             58 41
8 DOERR Rick S USA 1 9 10 6 (11) 10 2 3 4 (11) 2   
 ANGLE Tim C1               
 DONOHUE Bill C2             69 47
9 Mc CARTHY Paul S IRL 7 10 (12) (12) 10 5 3 4 10 12 11   
 RYAN Paul C1               
 WHEALEY Richard Martin C2             96 72
10 LI Ke S CHN 11 7 8 4 12 8 7 (13) (13) 9 9   
 WANG Tao C1               
 XU Jingkun C2             101 75
11 KELLY Ken TERLSON Don S C1 CAN 10 11 (14) 10 9 4 (14) 8 11 10 13   
 SHAW Marc C2             114 86
12 COLLINETTI Marco S ITA (14) 13 13 7 6 9 12 11 6 (14) 10   
 VENTURINI Massimo C1               
 SQUIZZATO Antonio C2             115 87
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