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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz of Spain Won Gold


Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz of Spain crossed the finish line in fourth, one boat ahead of Glenn Ashby and Darren Bundock of Australia to win the Tornado (Multihull) gold medal on a blustery final day of Sailing in Qingdao.

World No. 1 Ashby and Bunddock held onto the silver medal position, with Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola of Argentina winning bronze.

This is the Spanish pair's first Olympic medal and the second Sailing medal for Spain at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

It was Bundock's second silver medal in the Tornado. His first silver was won at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He was also the 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008 Tornado world champion.

This was the third Sailing medal Australia has won at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with the other two being gold in the Men's 470 and 470 (Two Person Dinghy) events.

The Australians lost what chance they had of overhauling the Spanish crew when they fluffed their start and then broke a mast swivel.


Courtesy : www.en.beijing2008.cn

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