Star - Olympic Games 2012 - Race 6, finish, Mendelblatt/Fatih USA 6th overall

Tuesday, July 31, 2012   
The favorites dominated today's races, leaving no doubt, who will be on the podium at the end of the week. Percy/Simpson GBR were the winners of the first race of the day, race 5 overall, ahead of Scheidt/Prada BRA. In the second race, the sequence was the opposite with the Brazilians winning over the Brits. Scheidt/Prada BRA remain four points behind the Olympic Champions 2008. Finishing twice on 3rd, Lööf/Salminen SWE, another former World Champion, are now clearly on 3rd overall, as Melleby/Pedersen NOR on position 4 are now already 12 points behind the Swedes. For the moment, the podium is identical to the 2008 one. Mendelblatt/Fatih USA finished 9th in race 6, while Clarke/Björn CAN had an OCS disqualification. Overall the USA boat is on position 6, the CAN boat on rank 13 of the 16 teams sailing. The Starboats have their lay day tomorrow, before four more races will be sailed to select the 10 teams sailing the Medal Race on Sunday. The results.

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