Final day's racing at the 2004 Athens Olympics
Star and Tornado classes sail their final race of the series in winds that have characterised the second week of the event, despite a more promising outlook this morning when stronger breezes were in force.
Star – 6th overall
Iain Percy & Steve Mitchell – Knowing that you’re out of medal contention before the start of the race while still coming to terms with the fact that they had fully expected to do better must have made it very tough to go out and sail to their best on the last day. The best that they could hope for was a 4th if Cayard came 15th or worse. Fat chance you might think, but after a good start and a well sailed race they were robbed at the finish by a big wind shift to finish 4th. Cayard was last. Strange things happen at the Olympics
Tornado – 13th Overall
Leigh McMillan & Mark Buckeley – A 15th in the final race moved the pair up one place in the overall standings.
DONE AND DUSTED
Finn – Ben Ainslie – Gold
Yngling – Shirley Robertson, Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb – Gold
470 Men – Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield – Silver
Men’s Windsurfer – Nick Dempsey – Bronze
49er – Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks – Bronze
Laser – Paul Goodison – 4th overall
470 Women – Christina Bassadone and Katherine Hopson – 7th overall
Women’s Windsurfer – Natasha Sturges – 9th overall
Europe – Laura Baldwin – 23rd overall
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