Day 9 Results from the Sailing at Weymouth - The 49er the men's 470 and the return Match Racers continue their series races, while the Laser and Radial events have their medal races on the Nothe spectator course.
Gold for Lijia Xu of China who won the women's Radial medal race to take the Olympic title. Silver went to Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands and Bronze to Evi Van Acker of Belgium. Britain's Alison Young was fourth in the medal race and finishes fifth overall.
Tom Slingsby of Australia duly won Gold in the Laser event after finishing second to last while making sure that Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus had no chance to steal the title. Kontides took the Silver and Rasmus Myrgren of Sweden the Bronze. Britain's Paul Goodison finished third in the medal race and seventh overall.
First race today for the 470, Race 7, won by Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell ahead of the Argentine pair, Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente. In third were the overall series leaders, Australian's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page.
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic of Croatia won race 8. Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente rounded off a good day with another second place. Third were Álvaro Marinho and Miguel Nunes of Portugal. Patience and Bithell finished sixth (their discard) and are second overall behind Belcher and Page, AUS.
Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took control half-way through race 14 to win ahead of Yukio Makino and Kenji Takahashi of Japan. Third were Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang of Norway. Britain's Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes had one of their down-swings and finished 17th.
And in race 15 the Aussie pair did enough to take the 49er Gold ahead of the medal race. Also the New Zealanders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are confirmed for the Silver.
Winners of race 15 were Giuseppe Angilella and Gianfranco Sibello of Italy with Lauri Lehtinen and Kalle Bask of Finland second and the Outteridge and Jensen third. Morrison and Rhodes finished seventh and will battle for Bronze in the medal race on Wednesday.
Radial - Final leading positions after Medal Race
Gold - CHN Lijia Xu 35.0 pts
Silver - NED Marit Bouwmeester 37.0 pts
Bronze - BEL Evi Van Acker 40.0 pts
4 IRL Annalise Murphy 44.0 pts
5 GBR Alison Young 60.0 pts
6 LTU Gintare Volungeviciute Scheidt 82.0 pts
7 FIN Sari Multala 94.0 pts
8 USA Paige Railey 104.0 pts
9 CZE Veronika Fenclova 105.0 pts
10 MEX Tania Elias Calles 116.0 pts
Laser - Final leading positions after Medal Race
Gold - AUS Tom Slingsby 43.0 pts
Silver - CYP Pavlos Kontides 59.0 pts
Bronze - SWE Rasmus Myrgren 72.0 pts
4 CRO Tonci Stipanovic 77.0 pts
5 NZL Andrew Murdoch 87.0 pts
6 GER Simon Grotelueschen 92.0 pts
7 GBR Paul Goodison 93.0 pts
8 URU Alejandro Foglia 106.0 pts
9 GUA Juan Ignacio Maegli Aguero 108.0 pts
10 FRA Jean Baptiste Bernaz 119.0 pts
Men 470 - Leading positions after 8 races
1 AUS Mathew Belcher / Malcolm Page 16.0 pts
2 GBR Luke Patience / Stuart Bithell 17.0 pts
3 ITA Gabrio Zandonã / Pietro Zucchetti 46.0 pts
4 ARG Lucas Calabrese / Juan de la Fuente 46.0 pts
5 NZL Paul Snow-Hansen / Jason Saunders 47.0 pts
6 POR Álvaro Marinho / Miguel Nunes 56.0 pts
49er - Top 10 for Medal race on Wednesday
Gold - Nathan Outerridge / Iain Jensen AUS 48 pts
Silver - Peter Burling / Blair Tuke NZL 76 pts
3rd Allan Norregaard / Peter Lang DEN 108 pts
4th Lauri Lehtinen / Kalle Bask FIN 109 pts
5th Stephen Morrison / Ben Rhodes GBR 114 pts
6th Emmanuel Dyen / Stephane Christidis FRA 115 pts
7th Nico Delle-Karth / Nikolaus Resch AUT 116 pts
8th Bernardo Freitas / Francisco Andrade POR 120 pts
9th Giuseppe Angilella / Gianfranco Sibello ITA 132 pts
10th Jonas Von Geijer / Niclas During SWE 135 pts
6 August 2012 13:22