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Germany win Gold medal in Sonars at Paralympics

by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World on 13 Sep 2008
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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