London Olympics 2012- 49er - Gold and silver decided in Weymouth
by ISAF on 7 Aug 2012
London Olympics 2012 Sailing competition, Weymouth - 49er class.
Nathan Outerridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) competing today, 06.08.12, in the Men’s Skiff (49er) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. onEdition © http://www.onEdition.com
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia have snagged 49er gold with just the Medal Race to go whilst Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) clinched silver.
The Australians have been dominant all week long winning five of 15 fleet races to go into the Medal Race with an unassailable 29 point lead. Training partners and silver medallists Burling and Tuke also have an unassailable 31 point advantage over Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (DEN) who hold third place by a narrow margin.
Lauri Lehtinen and Kalle Bask (FIN) are just one point behind the Danes on 109 points with Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes (GBR) on 114 points, Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis (FRA) on 115 points and Nico Delle-Karth and Nikolaus Resch (AUT) on 116 points.
Bronze will be decided in the 49er Medal Race on 9 August at 13:00 local time.
1. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) - 48pts
2. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) - 76pts
3. Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang (DEN) - 108pts
4. Lauri Lehtinen and Kalle Bask (FIN) - 109pts
5. Manu Dyen and Stephane Christidis (FRA) - 115pts
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