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Sailing at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Mixed Two Person Heavyweight Dinghy

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): , Enoshima, Sagami-wan
Date Started: October 12, 1964
Date Finished: October 21, 1964
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: NZL New Zealand
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: USA United States

Summary

After two races, the New Zealand boat, Pandora, was in 18th place, out of 21 entrants. However, Helmer Pedersen and Earle Wells won three of the next four races to move up. After six races they were in second place behind Great Britain, but Keith Musto and [Tony Morgan] finished only 11th in the final race, and had to throw out that score, while Pedersen and Wells finished fourth, which let them drop their score from the second race, when they did not finish, and they won the gold medal.

American bronze medalist Buddy Melges, Jr. later won a gold medal in the 1972 Soling Class, and in 1992 won the America's Cup, making him the first sailor to win an Olympic gold medal and the America's Cup. In 12th place was Canadian helmsman Paul Henderson, who later became President of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) from 1994-2004, and served on the IOC from 2000-04.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Pandora NZL Gold 6,255
2 Lady C GBR Silver 5,556
3 Widgeon USA Bronze 5,158
4 Miss Denmark 1964 DEN 4,500
5 Almaz URS 4,375
6 Daisy NED 4,214
7 Pigoule FRA 3,864
8 Brigantia AUT 3,706
9 Lucky NOR 3,669
10 Aldebaran ITA 3,664
11 Peri II ZIM 3,648
12 Syndi CAN 2,947
13 Tantalus GER 2,783
14 Diablo AUS 2,379
15 Riccar JPN 2,166
16 Vento Sul BRA 2,147
17 Pousse-Moi Pas VII SUI 1,780
18 Hayama SWE 1,561
19 Firebird II TTO 1,070
20 Turkey TUR 895
21 Tlaloc MEX 845