Sailing Olympics Qingdao - Day 11

Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) and Paul Goodison (GBR) winner of the Silver and Gold Medal Mens Laser class 2008 Olympics

Tuesday, day 11 of the sailing at Qingdao, started with Gold for Britain's Paul Goodison in Laser event and Gold for Anna Tunnicliffe of the USA in the Radial.

Goodison secured Britain's third Gold in the sailing events, taking Rasmus Myrgren of Sweden out of medal contention. Silver went to Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) and Bronze to Diego Romero (ITA).

In the Women's Laser Radial final Anna Tunnicliffe took the Gold, Gintare Volungeviciute (LTU) the Silver and Lijia Xu (CHN) the Bronze. Britain's Penny Clark finished tenth overall.

In the events still at the fleet stage, Bryony Shaw of Britain moved into third overall in the RS:X after finishing second behind Jian Yin of China in the final fleet race. Alessandra Sensini of Italy is in second place overall. All the top five contenders are in with a chance of podium places.

In the Men's RS:X event, Aichen Wang of China won the final fleet race. Britain's Nick Dempsey was fifth and goes into the Medal Race in second place, one point behind the leader, Julien Bontemps of France.

In third place, tied on points with Dempsey, is Tom Ashley of New Zealand. The Medal Race for both the RS:X events is on Wednesday morning (UK time).

The Star and Tornado class races were postponed until Wednesday, when they will sail three races.

Laser - Final overall positions after the Medal Race

1 GBR Paul Goodison 18 78 63 pts
2 SLO Vasilij Zbogar 4 95 71 pts
3 ITA Diego Romero 6 111 75 pts


4 POR Gustavo Lima 10 103 76 pts
5 NZL Andrew Murdoch 2 121 81 pts
6 SWE Rasmus Myrgren 20 105 83 pts
7 ARG Julio Alsogaray 8 123 92 pts
8 FRA Jean Baptiste Bernaz 12 138 104 pts
9 CAN Michael Leigh 14 137 109 pts
10 NOR Kristian Ruth 16 147 109 pts

Laser Radial - Final overall positions after the Medal Race

1 USA Anna Tunnicliffe 4 52 37 pts
2 LTU Gintare Volungeviciute 2 63 42 pts
3 CHN Lijia Xu 6 74 50 pts


4 AUS Sarah Blanck 8 81 62 pts
5 FRA Sarah Steyaert 16 106 77 pts
6 SUI Nathalie Brugger 10 112 90 pts
7 NZL Jo Aleh 18 112 90 pts
8 BEL Evi Van Acker 20 109 91 pts
9 POL Katarzyna Szotynska 12 133 109 pts
10 GBR Penny Clark 14 135 112 pts
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