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Sunday, August 14, 2011   (Image © Thom Touw)
 49er, Finn, Star  Olympic Test Event  Weymouth GBR  Final Day
The Olympic Test Event ended yesterday with the last three Medal Races.
Ben Ainslie GBR in the Finns, overall winner already before this last race, did not hesitate to add another bullet to his score, winning the Medal Race, and clearly demonstrating, who the favorite for Gold next year will be. Finishing 3rd, Jonathan Lobert FRA stepped one rank up on Silver, leaving the Bronze to Pieter-Jan Postma NED. Zach Railey USA, 9th yesterday, remained 9th in the overall ranking. The report of the Finn Class.
The final winners in the Starboats Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada BRA were also known before the Medal Race, won by the Olympic Champions Percy/Simpson GBR., advancing on the Silver rank with this victory. Despite of the fact, that the Brazilian made an outstanding demonstration during the past week, the English, coming strongly from behind during the event, will certainly make everything to defend their Olympic title next year on their home waters. Kusznierewicz/Zycki POL took the Bronze-Medal. The North Americans terminated the competition on the ranks 8 (Clarke/Björn CAN) and 9 (Mendelblatt/Faith USA).
The 49ers finished their event Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen AUS and Iker Martinez/Javi Fernandez ESP tied on rank 1. The English, finishing the Medal Race as 4th vs 6th of the Spanish secured the Gold Medal. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke NZL won Bronze.
The official report and all ranking lists.

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