Britain wins star class sailing gold

Star class sailing pair Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson win Britain's fourth sailing gold of the Bejing Games.
Andrew Simpson, RS:X windsurfer bronze medallist Bryony Shaw, Iain Percy and Finn gold medalist Ben Ainslie all of Great Britain celebrate after Percy and Simpson win gold medal in the star class event.
Andrew Simpson, RS:X windsurfer bronze medallist Bryony Shaw, Iain Percy and Finn gold medalist Ben Ainslie all of Great Britain celebrate after Percy and Simpson win gold medal in the star class event.

QINGDAO // Star class sailing pair Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won Britain's fourth sailing gold of the Bejing Games. The Brazilian team of Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada finish with the silver medal, while bronze goes to Sweden's Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom. The Swedes had a two-point lead over the Brits after 10 preliminary races and were 14 points ahead of the Brazilians going into today's medal race, which counts double. However, Sweden fell off the pace after two legs, and trailed the 10-boat fleet to finish last. Britain took fifth in the final to snatch the most precious metal.

*AP

Published: August 21, 2008 04:00 AM

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