sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Israel streaks away to win Gold – Australia fifth in Sonar at Paralympics

Israel streaks away to win Gold – Australia fifth in Sonar at Paralympics

Dor Cohen and his Israeli crew were dominant throughout the Paralympics in the three-person Sonar class and overnight won Gold by a convincing nine points.

The Netherlands Udo Hessels and crew won Silver, with the USA’s team John Ross-Duggan taking Bronze, a further nine points in arrears.

Sydney 2000 Gold medallist, Australian Jaimie Dunross and his crew of Jeff Milligan and Colin Harrison had to be satisfied with fifth place, finishing their regatta with an eighth place in the final race, which was sailed in light to moderate south-westerly breezes.

Cohen and his crew deserved Gold, winning four of the nine races sailed and only finishing outside a top four place on one occasion. Following his win, Cohen commented, 'we are very happy for ourselves and for Israel. The flag of our country is up now. We enjoyed a great week so we have to thank you for organising such a nice regatta.'

Hessels, who also sailed well, never finishing worse than sixth spoke of their Silver medal performance explaining, 'we could have done better but the Israelis were too good this time so I am not disappointed.'

'A long holiday is what I'm planning to do. Then I'll return to my job where hopefully they will applaud me,' he added.

Ross-Duggan, whose team earlier in the Games looked like the ones to beat, but had to settle for Bronze related their battle and subsequent one point win over the German Jens Kroker skippered crew.

'They beat us by six seconds in the finish and we beat them by one point in the overall standings.' That's sports but I feel like we should share the medal. Maybe we should give them one half of the Bronze.'

For Jamie Dunross and his crew from Western Australia, it was shattered dreams. Dunross, in particular, wanted that Gold for the skipper whom he won Gold with in Sydney, Noel Robbins, who was tragically killed in a car accident early last year.

The three showed moments of brilliance and at one stage were second placed, but it was not to be, however they had some good results including two second places, but did not sail consistently well as the top three did.

Since the inaugural Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games, the competition has gone to a new level, and like our Olympic team, our Paralympians have not had the advantage of sailing in light airs in Europe against the main competition from Europe and America – a distinct disadvantage.

Final top five results:

1 COHEN Dror S ISR 1 (16) 4 1 4 4 3 1 1 - 19
EFRATI Arnon C1
VEXLER Benni C2

2 HESSELS Udo S NED (6) 4 5 4 2 3 2 2 6 - 28
van de VEEN Marcel C1
ROSSEN Mischa C2

3 ROSS DUGGAN John S USA 3 1 3 6 6 6 7 5 (10) - 37
CREIGNOU Jean Paul C1
JOHNSON Bradley C2

4 KROKER Jens S GER (9) 8 2 2 3 1 6 7 9 - 38
REICHL Peter C1
JACOBS Olaf C2

5 DUNROSS Jamie S AUS 2 6 6 5 7 2 8 (10) 8 - 44
MILLIGAN Jeff C1
HARRISON Colin C2




by Di Pearson

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=14954

10:30 PM Thu 23 Sep 2004 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Paralympic Sailing

Related News Stories:

25 Apr 2013  Allianz extends commitment with International Paralympic Committee
25 Mar 2011  IFDS World Championships 2011 at Weymouth - Online entry
29 Nov 2006  Results close at FESPIC Sailing
27 Nov 2006  Singapore leads at FESPIC Games
28 Jun 2005  Aussie design for 2008 Paralympic evaluation
19 Apr 2005  2008 Paralympic Program confirmed
01 Apr 2005  Governor launches new Access dinghies
02 Feb 2005  Order of Australia medal for services to sailors with disabilities
08 Dec 2004  International Foundation for Disabled Sailing
04 Dec 2004  International Foundation for Disabled Sailing
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle














America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, NZ


















Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew by Rich Roberts (As Amended by ISAF),




2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race by Patricia Nelder, Nova Scotia














Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata by Richard Gladwell,Sail-world.com/nz,


Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,














Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3
PWA World Tour - A taste of things to come at La Torche + Video
Women's International Match Racing Series kicks off in June
Melges 32 Audi Tron Sailing Series - Action shots by Max Ranchi
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Frustrating conditions
Man rescued after falling overboard in Pacific taken to hospital
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Youth leading Melges 20
Congressional Cup - Canfield leads toward Congressional Cup sailoffs
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week 2014 - Perfection for Day 1
America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Will light winds hamper progress?   
Les Voiles de St. Barth - Preparing to rock Saint Barthélemy waters   
Clipper Round the World Race - OneDLL and Qingdao now in San Francisco   
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ up against funding hurdle for year   
Melges 32 Sailing Series Napoli - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
Melges 32 Sailing Series - Napoli action shots by Max Ranchi   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica launch new boat   
Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata   
2014 Charleston Race Week - Thousands of sailors descend on Charleston   
The Congressional Cup 2014 - Williams hangs on with a classy crowd   
50th Congressional Cup: View the Live racing here   
RORC Transatlantic Race - Notice of Race now available   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Sunshine and smiles on day 2   
Rolex China Sea Race on the horizon   
What can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm?   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 10 rumbles on   
SAP 5O5 World Championship - Kiel action starts August 13th   
Volvo Ocean Race - It's a family Affair   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XL NEW US