Wednesday, August 8, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Games – Australian Sailing Preview – Day 12 – Thursday 9 August

Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page will go head-to-head with Great Britain’s Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell on Thursday in a battle for the 470 men’s gold medal.
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Belcher and Page will take a four point lead over the British into the decider after winning the final two fleet, and as long as the Australians finish within one place of the hometown crew the gold will be theirs. The top two crews are already guaranteed at least a silver medal.
Photo: OnEdition
Australian Results from Wednesday:

49er – Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen – 4th in medal race – 56 points – Gold medal winners
470 women – Elise Rechichi & Belinda Stowell – 4/1 – 67 points – 6th overall
Women’s Match Racing – Olivia Price, Nina Curtis & Lucinda Whitty – qualified for semifinal following 3-1 win over the Netherlands
Photo: OnEdition
Aussies in action on Thursday:

470 men – Mathew Belcher & Malcolm Page – Medal race, 1pm – Nothe course

Craig Heydon

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