06 August 2012

Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush

Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush
The Associated Press
By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer – 1 minute ago. WEYMOUTH, England (AP) — There's an Australian gold medal rush going on at the seaside resort once favored by an English king. Tom Slingsby of Australia won the London Olympics sailing gold ...

Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush; 49ers have unbeatable lead
Washington Post
There's a chance the Aussies could finish with more sailing golds than the strong British team. The British have one so far, won by Ben Ainslie in the Finn class on Sunday. It was his fourth straight gold and fifth straight games medal overall, making him the ...

China's Xu Lijia wins Olympic sailing gold in women's Laser Radial
Washington Post
Xu, who won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, quickly rebounded from being penalized for rocking the boat and opened a comfortable lead sailing on the Nothe Course on Weymouth Bay. Loading... Comments · Weigh In · Corrections? Personal Post ...

Olympic sailing: Tom Slingsby's gold doubles Australian tally
BBC Sport
The 27-year-old's sailing title is the first individual gold of the Games for the Australian team, who have been criticised for their low medal tally. "It's been a long road but nothing beats this," Slingsby told BBC Sport. "The Olympics is the dream and pinnacle of ...

BBC Sport

London 2012 Olympics: sailing guide
CNN
Sailing is unique in the sense that women have always been allowed to compete with men in the Olympics, but this changed for the Seoul 1988 Olympics where separate events were introduced exclusively for women. In the London 2012 Olympic Games the ...

Slingsby wins Olympic sailing gold
Ninemsn
Australia's Tom Slingsby won the Laser class gold medal at the Olympic regatta in Weymouth, handing the nation a much-needed boost at the London Games. The five-time world champion sailor had to finish Monday's tense medal race ahead of his nearest ...

Aussie Tom Slingsby sails to Laser Olympic gold
ESPN
Tom Slingsby of Australia won the Olympic sailing gold medal in the men's Laser class Monday by match-racing his closest competitor, Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus, to the back of the fleet. After crossing the line in ninth place in the medals race, Slingsby, ...

Master Ainslie claims fourth consecutive Olympic sailing gold medal for Great ...
Boxscore
Ainslie (pictured celebrating with flares) has now won four consecutive Gold medals to add to the Silver he won in Atlanta 1996, overhauling Denmark's Paul Elvstrom for the title of the most decorated sailing Olympian with five medals to his name.

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Tom Slingsby of Australia sails to Laser class Olympic gold medal at London ...
Washington Post
WEYMOUTH, England — A dip in the English Channel never felt so good. Tom Slingsby of Australia won the Olympic sailing gold medal in the men's Laser class Monday by match-racing his closest competitor, Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus, to the back of the ...

Olympics-Sailing-Gold for Australia, silver for Cyprus
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England Aug 6 (Reuters) - Australia captured its first gold sailing medal of the London 2012 Games on Monday and eyed a second when Tom Slingsby achieved his Olympicdream after 12 years of preparation to win the men's Laser race.

Annalise Murphy misses out on Olympic sailing medal for Ireland
The Guardian
There was agony for the young Irish sailor Annalise Murphy when she was squeezed into fourth place in the Laser Radial dinghy class. Murphy, 22, had a chance of winning Ireland's first ever gold medal in sailing going into the final race but she finished fifth ...

The Guardian

Olympic sailing not exactly spectator-friendly; Brits only get to see the winner ...
Yahoo! Canada Sports (blog)
They do as far as the British are concerned since they're cleaning up in the sailingat Weymouth — where the beach is a great place to catch a tan, if not catch more than a fleeting glimpse of the boats. In a country where summer lasts a fortnight, it seems odd ...

Yahoo! Canada Sports (blog)

Sailing: Slingsby wins men's Laser gold
Chicago Tribune
WEYMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Four times world champion Tom Slingsby won Olympic sailing men's Laser gold on Monday, banishing the demons of his failure in Beijing in 2008 and succeeding after 12 years of preparation. The Australian raced calmly to ...

Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary Makes Everything Better (VIDEO)
Huffington Post (satire)
... Olympic Sailing Commentary, Parodies, Sailing, Sports Commentary, Sports Parodies, Comedy News. Women's sailing isn't exactly the event everyone's excited about come Olympic season, but thanks to this Irish commentator all that's about to change.

London Olympics 2012 - Irish sailors fall short on day 9
Sail World
At 1300 today at the London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, the ten boats in the Laser Radial class started their final decisive race for Olympic medals. Ireland's hope for an Olympic sailing medal was cheered on by hundreds of Irish sailing supporters on ...

Sail World

Ben Ainslie sails into record books with fourth Olympic sailing triumph
This is Somerset
West Country sailing legend Ben Ainslie celebrates winning another gold medal in the Finn class at the Olympics on Weymouth Bay yesterday. It is his fourth gold and elevates him to the status of the greatest ever sailing Olympian, eclipsing the record of ...

Kate Middleton Takes to the Sea to Watch Olympic Sailing
PopSugar.com
Kate Middleton ventured to Weymouth, England, today to watch Olympic sailing. She was on a boat, armed with binoculars, to see the women's Laser Radial competition. China's Xu Lijia won, while Kate's own Team GB's Alison Young came in fourth and the ...

Australia, China win sailing gold medals
UPI.com
WEYMOUTH, England, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Xu Lijia of China and Tom Slingsby of Australia wonOlympic sailing gold medals Monday, one in a close race and another in a rout. The races came in one-person dinghy events, known in men's sailing as the Radial ...

Kontides guarantees Cyprus first medal in Olympic sailing
Financial Mirror
As a result, the Cypriot sailor thinks his Australian rival may try to "match race" him - the sailingequivalent of a duel - on the tricky Nothe course, where the winds are fluky but spectators get a great view of the sailing. "He (Kontides) has sailed so well all week.

Patience and Bithell target Aussie rivals in Olympic 470 sailing
Boxscore
Patience and Bithell target Aussie rivals in Olympic 470 sailing. Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell (photo courtesy BOA). British Olympic Association. August 6, 2012. Team GB's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell kept the pressure up on their Australian rivals in ...

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Duchess of Cambridge takes to the water wearing her favorite Team GB fan kit ...
Daily Mail
Although Annalise narrowly missed out on an Olympic medal after finishing fourth, Kate seemed to thoroughly enjoy her day out on the water. She joined Sir Steve Redgrave, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Lawrence as they sailedalongside the ...

Daily Mail

WRAPUP 1-Olympics-Sailing-Gold for Australia, silver for Cyprus
Chicago Tribune
first gold sailing medal of the London 2012 Games on Monday and eyed a second when Tom Slingsby achieved his Olympic dream after 12 years of preparation to win the men's Laser race. His challenger 22-year-old student Pavlos Kontides, who won ...

US Olympic Sailing Team gets mixed results in 2012 London Olympic Games
bettor.com (blog)
The US Olympic Sailing Team tumbled down in the 470 Women class at the end of fifth day but due to a superb come back of Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan, the 470 Women squad was able to claim the fourth podium place which is expected to improve in ...

Gold in the water and fire in the belly of sailor Tom Slingsby
Sydney Morning Herald
But that proved only a temporary setback, a distant, albeit bad memory, as he realised a golden Olympic goal set at the age of 16 when he was forced by burn-out to abandon a promising tennis career in favour of sailing. Last night, he planned to celebrate ...

Sydney Morning Herald

Australian Slingsby, China's Xu win sailing gold
Fox News
London, England – Australian Tom Slingsby and China's Xu Lijia earned sailing gold medals Monday, while Cyprus' Pavlos Kontides earned his country's first Olympic medal with a silver. Xu's class, the Laser Radial (women's one-person dinghy), was ...

Pavlos Kontides claims 1st Olympic medal for Cyprus
Washington Post
Kontides said on the Cyprus Sailing Federation website that he was inspired by his father, himself a Cypriot sailing champion and former federation chief, to take up the sport at age 9. His mother, Androulla Kontides, told a TV station: “He's made us all proud.

Silver is 1st Olympic medal for Cyprus
ESPN
WEYMOUTH, England -- Pavlos Kontides won Cyprus' first medal at an Olympics when the took the silver Monday in sailing's Laser class. Kontides and Tom Slingsby of Australia were the onlysailors who could have won gold in the medals race. Slingsby ...

Olympics-Sailing-Australia's Slingsby leads Laser medal race
Reuters
WEYMOUTH, England Aug 6 (Reuters) - Four-time world champion sailor Tom Slingsby led the medal race for gold in the Laser sailing on Monday to fulfill an Olympic dream after 12 years of preparation. The 27-year-old Australian was 14 points ahead of his ...

Hey Sailor! The Sexiest Men of Olympic Sailing [Photos ...
By Sam - Emory University
They are the polo-wearing prepster gods, and those guys in the 2012 Olympics are no different!! So for your entertainment, I have rounded up a few of my favorite sailing men of London 2012.
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China's Xu Lijia wins Olympic sailing gold - Idaho Statesman
Xu Lijia of China was so strong in the women's Laser Radial that she won the gold medal Monday despite having to do a penalty turn on the first downwind leg.
Idahostatesman.com -- Home Page

Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush - NewsOn6.com ...
A dip in the chilly English Channel never felt so good.
NEWS ON 6 - National Sports

Best Olympic Sailing Commentary EVER - Sailing Anarchy Forums
Saw this gem via Reddit: Irish Olympic Laser Start Sequence.
Sailing Forums

Daily Report: 2012 Olympic Games – August 6 | Olympic and ...
By USST
Day 8 of the Olympic Sailing Regatta brought the Medal Race in the Laser Radial where the U.S.Olympic Sailing Team's Paige Railey finished 6th for 8th overall,while Erik Storck and Trevor Moore concluded their 49er regatta in 15th overall ...
Olympic and Paralympic Teams

Olympic sailing: China's Xu wins gold
Olympic sailing: China's Xu wins gold...Xu sealed her victory with a win in the medal race...The bronze went to Belgium's Evi Van Acker, who to...
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News | Video: When Hardy Bucks meet Olympic sailing
Olympic sailing is complicated. Let Francis 'The Viper' Higgins from Hardy Bucks explain it to you. Sort of.
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Star Boys Claim First Sailing Medal
Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have claimed British sailing's first medal of London 2012 by winning Star class silver at Weymouth and Portland today (Sunday 5 August).
Sport from www.femalefirst.co.uk

Aussie Tom Slingsby sails to Laser Olympic gold - Ledger-Enquirer
WEYMOUTH, England — A dip in the English Channel never felt so good. Tom Slingsby of Australia won the Olympic sailing gold medal in the men's Laser class Monday by match-racing his closest competitor, Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus, ...
Columbus Ledger Enquirer -- Sports

CATHERİNE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRİDGE WATCH THE OLYMPİC
By myroyal
CATHERİNE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRİDGE WATCH THE OLYMPİC SAILİNG MEDAL RACE. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence attend Women's Laser Radials race. Gönderen myroyal ...
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Olympics: China's Xu Lijia wins Laser sailing gold: Voice of Russia
China's Xu Lijia won the Olympic Games women's Laser sailing gold medal on Monday with Dutchwoman Marit Bouwmeester taking silver and Evi Van Acker of Belgium winning bronze.
Voice of Russia, News
Olympic sailing: Saskia Clark swapped jobs for Team GB chance ...
SASKIA CLARK'S stint behind the counter at a car bodyshop convinced her to get back on the water.
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Slingsby starts Aussie Olympic sailing gold rush
WEYMOUTH, England (AP) — There's an Australian gold medal rush going on at the seaside resort once favored by an English king.Tom Slingsby of Australia ...
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Tastefully Offensive: Irish Olympic Sailing Commentary
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China's Xu Lijia wins Olympic sailing gold - Taiwan News Online
Voice of the People, Bridge to the World - China's Xu Lijia wins Olympic sailing gold.
www.taiwannews.com.tw/etn/news_content.php?id=1992353


Boats on Vimeo
Actually made me enjoy watching sailing. Well done! Dennis Rajden 8 hours ago . Hilarious ...
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