London 2012 Sailing | 04 August
Final races to decide on medal race slots took place today in some events. First medals and Olymp;ic Titles in the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition will we awarded tomorrow.
15 imagesTom Slingsby from Australia was the Gorilla today showing his leadership wanting to be World's best middleweight One Person Dinghy sailor. Two wins of Slingsby were recorded in today's final medal race slots deciding races. Slingsby will start tomorrow's final medal deciding race 14 points ahead of Pavlos Kontides from Cyprus, a convenient lead to deal with the last ends to become Olympic Champion after four years campaigning for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
7 imagesDutch Windsurfer Dorian van Rijsselberghe has been dominating the Men's RS:X fleet from the start in the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. The medal race takes place tomorrow, the 5th of August. Van Rijsselberghe starts the final medal deciding race with a 15 points advantage on Nick Dempsey from Great Britain and Toni Wilhelm from Germany. The GBR and GER windsurfers will probably put their attention to the Silver Medal, which will give Van Rijsselbrghe a Golden ride to the Olympic Title
13 imagesThe most exciting situation to go into shivering finals of a major competition was established today when Lijia Xu from China scored a second and first place in today's final medal race slots deciding races. Xu now has 33 points, the same as Bouwmeester from The Netherlands. Both lead with only one point on Murphy from Ireland as well on Van Acker from Belgium. Points count double in a medal race, which means that the first of the four women crossing the finish line will be Olympic Champion. In a first quick view, it never happens that there is so much to win or lose in an Olympic Quadrennium in the last few seconds. One of the four women's one person dinghy sailors will have Gold, one will have nothing. -Nothing- may mean the disapointment of the athlete, the respect for the great efforts will remain for ever.