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Sailing at the 1980 Moskva Summer Games:

Mixed Two Person Dinghy

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Host City: Moskva, Soviet Union
Venue(s): Yachting Centre, Tallinn
Date Started: July 21, 1980
Date Finished: July 29, 1980
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: BRA Brazil
Silver: GDR East Germany
Bronze: FIN Finland
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Summary

The 470 competition was very close as any of the three eventual medalists could have won gold depending on the outcome of the final race. The gold went to Brazilians Eduardo Penido and Marcos Soares, who were actually two windsurfers from Rio de Janeiro. They were only 19- and 20-years-old, respectively, in 1980. The event was so close that the East German crew of Egbert Swensson and Jörn Borowski would have won gold had they been two seconds faster in the final race. Borowski’s father, Paul, had won two medals in the Dragon class, bronze in 1968 and silver in 1972.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Brazil BRA Gold 36.4 52.4
2 East Germany GDR Silver 38.7 53.7
3 Finland FIN Bronze 39.7 54.7
4 Netherlands NED 49.4 65.4
5 Poland POL 53.0 71.0
6 Spain ESP 54.1 69.1
7 Italy ITA 57.7 73.7
8 Sweden SWE 60.0 77.0
9 Switzerland SUI 62.1 79.1
10 Soviet Union URS 70.7 91.7
11 Hungary HUN 96.0 115.0
12 Cuba CUB 105.0 126.0
13 Zimbabwe ZIM 110.0 129.0
14 Cyprus CYP 117.0 137.0