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Olympics: AST Update - 470 Women Win Gold

'Parkinson & Rechichi dockside after winning Gold - Day 10 Olympics - Qingdao 2008'    Sail-World.com /AUS ©    Click Here to view large photo

Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinon have won Australia's second sailing Gold medal today, taking victory in the Women's 470 medal race.

The Perth women, who are the youngest crew in the Australian Sailing Team at 22 and 21, went into the race with an 18 point lead. They played a safe race, covering their biggest threat The Netherlands throughout. The Australians crossed the line 9th to finish with a clear 10 point lead to claim the Gold Medal.

Rechichi and Parkinson have made their Olympic debut in Qingdao.

Both the Men's 470 and Women's 470 crews are coached by Victor Kovalenko.

A full wrap of Australia's sailing results for the day will be done once all racing is complete.

470 - Women - Overall Results
POS Country Skipper/Crew
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Medal Race Total Net
1 AUS Elise Rechichi 2 2 4 1 -9 4 2 5 3 2 18 52 43
Tessa Parkinson
2 NED Marcelien De Koning 3 1 9 5 2 2 10 7 4 -16 10 69 53
Lobke Berkhout
3 BRA Fernanda Oliveira 11 -16 5 10 7 6 6 2 7 4 2 76 60
Isabel Swan
4 ISR Nike Kornecki 8 13 1 2 8 -19 3 1 11 15 4 85 66
Vered Buskila
5 ITA Giulia Conti 14 7 6 3 6 11 4 -19 12 6 6 94 75
Giovanna Micol
6 GBR Christina Bassadone -20 8 3 4 15 13 8 3 15 5 8 102 82
Saskia Clark DSQ
7 CZE Lenka Smidova 6 4 -12 11 11 5 11 11 9 1 14 95 83
Lenka Mrzilkova
8 AUT Sylvia Vogl 9 -20 13 7 1 7 1 13 6 11 16 104 84
Carolina Flatscher DSQ
9 GER Stefanie Rothweiler 7 6 11 9 5 12 -20 8 8 12 12 110 90
Vivien Kussatz OCS
10 ESP Natalia Via-Dufresne 4 5 2 6 13 10 13 -17 2 17 20 109 92
Laia Tutzo


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