Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson take GBR medal count to six on the last race of the Olympics - Matthew Sheahan reports
Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won gold in the Star class on the last day of the sailing Olympics in one of the most dramatic and nerve wracking races that any British supporters have witnessed.
In taking Britain’s sailing medal count to 6, (four golds a silver and a bronze), Percy and Simpson’s result contributes to an outstanding British performance, the nation’s best in exactly 100 years, even matching the medal colours won at the London Olympics in 1908.
An incredible way to end the Beijing Olympics.
More on the race, and the pairs comments coming shortly????.
Listen to GBR Star crew Andrew Simpson explain the day that kept them in second overall on the eve of the Star medal race
UK board sailor Bryony Shaw looks forward to the medal race – Can she do it?
Ben Ainslie describes how he feels after winning his third gold medal
Light and…..brilliant. Nick Rogers tells Matthew Sheahan about his tricky day in the 470 class
UK Laser sailor Paul Goodison talks to Matthew Sheahan after his opening day at the 2008 Olympics
British 470 sailors Nic Rogers and Joe Glanfield describe their first day on the race track 11-8-08
Ben Ainslie after the second day of racing plus comments on penalties – 10 Aug
** USEFUL LINKS **
Official Olympic Sailing Schedule plus mark roundings
British Olympic Organisation website