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Day 4 of the Rio Paralympic Sailing events - Aussie Rules!

We are past the half-way point of the Rio Paralympic Sailing events and Australia is lining up a clean-sweep of the medals.

GBR v AUS - Click image for a larger image

Straight back into things for Britain's Helena Lucas with a win in race 6 of the 2.4mR. But at the end of the day it was Aussie Matt Bugg who snatched the overall lead.

Also adding to their lead are Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch of Australia with wins in race 7 and 8 of the SKUD18.

And another Aussie team heading for the podium are Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden and Jonathan Harris with a win in race 7 of the Sonar event.

2.4mR
Race 6 - 1st GBR Helena Lucas, 2nd AUS Matthew Bugg, 3rd CAN Bruce Millar.

Race 7 - 1st AUS Matthew Bugg, 2nd FRA Damien Seguin, 3rd NOR Bjørnar Erikstad, 4th GBR Helena Lucas.

Race 8 - 1st AUS Matthew Bugg, 2nd GBR Helena Lucas, 3rd FRA Damien Seguin,

2.4mR overall: 1st AUS 16pts, 2nd GBR 17pts, 3rd FRA 23pts.

SKUD 18
Race 7 -
1st AUS Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch,
2nd CAN John McRoberts and Jackie Gay,
3rd POL Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki,
4th GBR Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell.

Race 8 -
1st AUS Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch,
2nd POL Monika Gibes and Piotr Cichocki,
3rd USA Ryan Porteous and Maureen McKinnon
4th GBR Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell.

Skud Overall 1st AUS 8pts, 2nd CAN 23pts, 3rd GBR 23pts

Sonar
Race 7 -
1st AUS Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden, Jonathan Harris,
2nd ISR Dror Cohen, Shimon Ben Yakov, Arnon Efrati,
3rd FRA Bruno Jourdren, Nicolas Vimont-Vicary and Eric Flageul,
5th GBR John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas.

Race 8 -
1st CAN Paul Tingley, Logan Campbell, Scott Lutes,
2nd USA Alphonsus Doerr, Hugh Freund, Bradley Kendell,
3rd AUS Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden, Jonathan Harris,
6th GBR John Robertson, Hannah Stodel, Steve Thomas.

Sonar Overall 1st AUS 16pts, 2nd USA 23pts, 3rd CAN 25pts, 4th NOR 36pts, 5th GBR 36.8pts

Gerald New - Sailweb
15 September 2016 16:34 GMT


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