06 August 2012

Olympics-Sailing-Britain's Ainslie wins gold for record

Olympics-Sailing-Britain's Ainslie wins gold for record | Reuters: "Britain's Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor on Sunday, winning gold in the single-handed Finn class to claim a record-breaking fifth consecutive medal. He then indicated he would not try for a sixth. "You can never say never, but I don't think I can sail one of these again. It's killing my body so I don't think you will see me in Rio (for the 2016 Games)," he told the BBC. "But it's the best way to bow out at a home Olympics." Sailing in perfect, sunny conditions on home waters off the south coast of England, Ainslie added to his three golds and a silver in successive Games by beating Danish sailor Jonas Hogh-Christensen on points."

Ben Ainslie's Olympic medals – in pictures | Sport | guardian.co.uk: "Ben Ainslie's Olympic medals – in pictures 16 years after winning a silver at the Atlanta 1996 Games, Ben Ainslie has become the most successful Olympic sailor ever with a fourth gold medal in the men's Finn at London 2012"


Ben Ainslie talks through how his preparation has gone and what he aims to achieve from the last few days of training.

Sailing: Laser sailor guarantees Cyprus first medal | Reuters: "Cypriot sailor Pavlos Kontides is set to become the country's first Olympic medal winner next week after guaranteeing himself at least silver in the single-handed Laser class. The 22-year-old shipping science student was ecstatic as he came ashore after the two final races in the pre-medal series. "This has been the greatest day of my life," a beaming Kontides said on Saturday after scoring second position overall in the 10 races, behind Australian favorite Tom Slingsby. Kontides, who took a two-year break from his studies at Southampton University, has a big enough gap over his nearest rival to ensure he takes home silver."

Olympics-Men's sailing Star medal results - chicagotribune.com: "Sweden's Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen won the Olympic gold medal in the men's sailing Star Ads by Google Mitt Romney Official Site Romney Will Cut Federal Spending and Regulation. Donate $5 Now! www.MittRomney.com Stand Behind Team USA Every Champion Has an Ally. Support Team USA at the 2012 Games. www.facebook.com/BPTeamUSA competition on Sunday. Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson won the silver and Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada won the bronze."

Ainslie takes gold, makes Olympic sailing history
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London, England – Ben Ainslie edged Denmark's Jonas Hogh- Christensen in the Finn class medal race Sunday, a result that gave him the gold medal and made him the most successful sailor in Olympic history. Ainslie earned his fourth consecutive gold ...

Olympic sailing: Brit Ainslie takes fourth successive gold
New York Daily News
Olympic sailing: Brit Ainslie takes fourth successive gold. Sunday, August 5th 2012, 03:51 PM. Tweet. London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British sailor Ben Ainslie continued his remarkable run of winning gold at every Olympics since 2000 with victory in the ...

Ainslie wins third Olympic sailing gold
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5 (UPI) -- Britain's Ben Ainslie, trailing throughout the week of sailing, came through when it mattered Sunday to win his third straight Olympic Finn class gold medal. Ainslie got the best of Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen, who had led the event from the ...

Ainslie makes Olympic sailing history with fourth gold – and says it's his last
Insidethegames.biz
Ainslie makes Olympic sailing history with fourth gold – and says it's his last. Sunday, 05 August 2012. By Mike Rowbottom Ben Ainslie_of_Great_Britain_in_London_2012_sailing August 5 - Ben Ainslie earned his fourth straight gold medal today to become ...

Ainslie Makes Olympic Sailing History
Sky News
Britain's Ben Ainslie won gold in the Finn Class Sailing to make it four Olympics in a row where he has claimed a title. He finished ninth in the final race but it was enough to beat his nearest rival Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen. Ainslie had trailed ...

Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen of Sweden win Olympic sailing gold in men's ...
Washington Post
LONDON — Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen of Sweden win Olympic sailing gold in men's Star division. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Loading... Comments ...

Sailing: Briton Ainslie breaks record, bows out
Reuters
"To have the opportunity to race in front of a home crowd, you'll never get any better than that," Ainslie said when he returned to rapturous applause at his sailing base. Ainslie's achievement on the water betters the four gold sailing medals won by Paul ...

Olympic sailing: Sweden takes star gold as Britain squeezed out
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London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen tookOlympic sailing gold in the star class Sunday, winning the medal race as their British rivals Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson failed to finish high enough to deny the ...

Sailing: Finn ace Ainslie anchors Olympic record
Reuters
"You have to say he is the greatest sailor in the world now," said New Zealand's Dan Slater, who competed against Ainslie in Sunday's medal race in the British sailor's home waters off Weymouth and Portland and has battled with him on sailing circuit for the ...

Ainslie's path to Olympic sailing history
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Ainslie argued with two passengers onboard before swimming back to his own boat. He was later disqualified. * He took up sailing aged seven, inspired by his father Roddy who competed in the first Whitbread Round the World Race in 1973-74. © AAP 2012 ...

Southampton's Iain Percy denied third Olympic sailing gold
Daily Echo
The defending Olympic champions sailed exceptionally throughout the week and came into today's medal race with an eight-point lead over Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada. However, it was Sweden, not Brazil, that proved Percy and Simpson's ...

Ainslie Captures All-Time Sailing Medal Record With Fourth Gold
Businessweek
Ben Ainslie won the men's Finn class sailing event, allowing the Briton to break a 52-year-old record with his fourth Olympic gold medal. The 35-year-old crossed the finish line in Weymouth Bay today in ninth place, ahead of Denmark's Jonas ...

London 2012 Olympics - Ben Ainslie greatest sailing Olympian to date
Sail World
On Sunday, 5th August at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Brit Ben Ainslie became the greatest sailing Olympian of all time. The 35-year-old eclipsed the record of Denmark's Paul Elvstrom - previously the most successful Olympic sailor ever ...

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US Olympic Sailing Team : Star – Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih
BYM News (press release)
With the finish counting for double points, they added 12 points to their overall 10-race series score, to complete the Olympic Sailing Regatta in 7th overall. As Mendelblatt explained after racing, the turning point for them was in the first upwind leg. “We had a ...

Britain's Ainslie becomes top Olympic sailor
Huffington Post
WEYMOUTH, England — The best sailor in Olympic history has never done it the easy way. On a heartstopping afternoon on Weymouth Bay, Ben Ainslie had to sweat it out a bit before beginning to celebrate in front of his countrymen who were lining the ...

NZ Olympic sailors make gains
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
NZ Olympic sailors make gains. More than half of the New Zealand Sailing crews are now ranked inside the top five after a day of low scores at the Olympic sailing venue in Weymouth. JP Tobin, Andrew Murdoch, and both of New Zealand's 470 teams made ...

Olympic Sailing Regatta : Brits holding firm on day seven in Weymouth
BYM News (press release)
Nick Dempsey moved into silver medal position in the RS:X Men's windsurfing class after a productive day seven of the Olympic Sailing Regatta at Weymouth and Portland today (Saturday 4 August). Dempsey returned to action after yesterday's rest day lying ...

US Olympic Sailing Team daily report from Weymouth and Portland, UK
BYM News (press release)
It was ladies day for the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team, where strong results were turned in by Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan in the Women's 470; Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi in Women's Match Racing; and Paige Railey in Laser ...

AP Article
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With Queen Victoria watching, the schooner America lifted the Auld Mug off a fleet of British ships in 1851 in a race around the Isle of Wight — up the coast from the London Olympics sailing venue at Weymouth — and it's never been back. "We're very good at ...

London Olympics 2012 - When seconds count
Sail World
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, however one looked at it, for the first 28 minutes the defending Olympic champions of the Star class were achieving their aim. With Freddie Loof and Max Salminem disputing the lead of the medal race with ...

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British Olympic sailors Young and Goodison battling on the waves off Weymouth
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For sailing's Alison Young (pictured above) in the Laser Radial and Paul Goodison in the Laser class it was a day of triumph over adversity at Weymouth. Goodison, who has been struggling with a severe back injury throughout the Regatta so far, began the ...

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London 2012 Olympics - Ainslie, who else?
Sail World
It's been a very long week for Ben Ainslie at the London 2012 Olympic SailingCompetition, his challenge to take Paul Elvstrom's title as the greatest ever Olympic sailor has been a nail-biting, frustration-filled epic. It will be the story of these Games and it ...

Sail World

Sailing: Britain's Ainslie wins gold for record
Reuters
Sailing in perfect, sunny conditions on home waters off the south coast of England, Ainslie added to his three golds and a silver in successive Games by beating Danish sailor Jonas Hogh-Christensen on points. Unfancied at the start of the Olympics, the Dane ...

Olympic sailing classes explained
ITV News
The Finn class, which record-breaking Olympian Ben Ainslie competes in, is a single-handed dinghy and the sailor is required to be an optimum weight to use the larger Finn class. Sailorsfirst competed in the class at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

EYES ON LONDON: Ainslie rules the waves, Olympic tattoos, Ethiopia's Gelena ...
Washington Post
By coming in ninth in Sunday's race, Ainslie won his fourth straight gold medal and fifth Olympicmedal overall to eclipse Denmark's Paul Elvstrom as the most decorated sailing Olympian ever. The key for the British sailor was to come ahead of Denmark's ...

London 2012 Olympics - Percy and Simpson claim Star silver
Sail World
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have claimed British sailing's first medal by winning Star class silver at Weymouth and Portland on Sunday, 5 August. The silver medal makes Iain Percy the joint second most ...

Sail World

Olympics-Men's sailing Finn medal results
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Britain's Ben Ainslie won the Olympic gold medal in the men'ssailing Finn event on Sunday. Denmark's Jonas Hoegh Christensen won the silver and France's Jonathan Lobert won the bronze. Results Table Results Finn Men ...

London Olympics - Roddy Ainslie, dad of the greatest Olympic sailor
Sail World
At the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Brit Ben Ainslie has claimed gold in the Finn class and with it he becomes the greatest Olympic sailor of all time. His father, Roddy Ainslie, talks about his son's amazing achievement. You've watched an awful ...

Sail World

Ben Ainslie - the world's most successful competitive sailor - may retire from ...
The Independent
For the last three Games the Cornish born sailor has dominated the Finn class, a solo sailing boat that requires a huge amount of physical energy to command. It now looks likely that he will leave Olympic sailing on a high note having become the most ...

Daily Report: U.S. Olympic Sailing Team – August 5 | Olympic and ...
By USST
Headlining day 7 of the Olympic Sailing Regatta, Star sailors Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih finished the Medal Race in 6th to round out their overall standing to 7th place. Bob Willis and Farrah Hall completed their windsurfing series in ...
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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sailing in Weymouth ...
By Keir Radnedge
Tens of thousands of spectators generated an unforgettable Olympic atmosphere in the Weymouth and Portland sunshine today as Team GB secured their first sailing medals of London 2012. The celebratory buzz of yesterday's historic Super ...
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Olympic sailing: Sweden takes star gold as Britain squeezed out ...
By WSN Staff
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Swedish crew of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen took Olympic sailing gold in the star class Sunday, winning the medal race as their British rivals Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson failed to finish high ...
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Olympic Sailing Live – Finn and Star Class medals- shipfinder.co
By Mark Daniels
The Olympic sailing competition reaches the medal stages today in the Finn and Star classes. Weymouth Harbour is sunny and breezy for what is already proving to be an exciting afternoon of racing. In the Star race Team GB's Iain Percy and ...
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Hugh Robertson watches Olympic sailing history made in Weymouth ...
By nickcammell
Sports and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson was in Weymouth and Portland today to watch Ben Ainslie sail into the history books. Hugh Robertson joined thousands of spectators on the Nothe to watch Ainslie win his fourth Olympic gold ...
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SPORT REVIEWS - Olympic sailing: Record fourth gold for Ainslie
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Great Britain Wins Sailing Gold, China Adds 3 Badminton Medals ...
By Alfie Crow
Some of the lesser-known events finished up on Sunday in the 2012 Summer Olympics, with China dominating the medal count.
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Sailing star Brian Kamilar joins Gulliver Schools to lead new sailing ...
By mbokor
Gulliver Preparatory School is expanding its water sports program to include sailing, starting this month under the leadership of sailing champion Brian Kamilar. “We are delighted to have Brian on board as our sailing coach to launch a new ...
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Exmouth sailing duo back on track for Olympic medal | This is Exeter
By Rich_Booth
Exmouth's sailing duo Morrison and Rhodes are back on track towards a medal in the men's 49er Olympic sailing.The local duo are currently in bronze position after a successful day on Sunday...
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Ben Ainslie wins fourth Olympic gold medal | The Sun |Sport|Olympics
BEN AINSLIE wrote his name into the Olympic sailing record books with his fourth Games gold. Ainslie pipped fierce rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen to win the Finn - and bag Team GB's 15th gold of 2012. And the feat took him past Denmark's ...
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Percy denied third Olympic sailing gold (From Daily Echo)
SOUTHAMPTON'S Iain Percy was denied a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the last 100 metres of a dramatic final race at Weymouth.
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London 2012 Olympic Sailing : Team Maclaren ... - BYM News
Another beautiful day of sailing ended with us scoring two wins today. These points take our overall score to 4-2; we raced against Team Finland and Team ...
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Olympic Sailing - Twin Cities Media Center
WEYMOUTH, England (AP) — Denmark's Jonas Hoegh-Christensen has finished fifth and Britain's Ben Ainslie sixth in the ninth race of the Finn class at the ...
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