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Beijing Profile: Olympic Sailing - by numbers

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A numerical look at the sailing competition of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games based on historic facts and figures.

1900 - Year in which Olympic Sailing events were first held.

690 - Distance in kilometres from Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center to the National Stadium, or 'Bird's Nest', in Beijing.

213 - Height in centimetres of Raul Aguayo (DOM), the tallest sailor at the Games.

157 - Height in cm of Nancy Rios (USA), the shortest Sailing competitor in Beijing.

112 - Weight in kilogrammes of Bernardo Santos (POR), the heaviest sailor at the Olympics.




58 - Age of John Dane (USA), the oldest sailor at Beijing 2008.

57 - Total of sailing medals won by the United States, the most by any nation.

48 - Weight in kg of Elise Rechichi (AUS), the lightest Sailing competitor at the Games.

19 - Number of gold medals won by Great Britain, the most by any nation.

17 - Age of Peter Burling (NZL), the youngest sailor in Qingdao.

16 - Years between the two gold medals won by Johan August Anker (NOR), in 1912 and 1928.

11 - Number of medal events in Men's (seven) and Women's (four) competitions, two of which are in windsurfing.

9 - Number of medals won by Canada, the most by any nation never to win a gold medal.

5 - Medals won by Torben Grael (BRA), the most by any individual sailor.

4 - Total of gold medals won by Paul Elvström (DEN), the most successful Olympic sailor.

3 - Medals won by Barbara Kendall (NZL) and Alessandra Sensini (ITA), the most by female sailors.

2 - Gold medals won by Shirley Robertson (GBR) and Theresa Zabell (ESP), making them the most successful female Olympic sailors.

1 - Most medals won by China at an Olympics. Xiaodong Zhang (1992, Sailing) and Jian Yin (2004, Windsurfing) both took silver.

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