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Sailing at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Mixed Three Person Keelboat

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Long Beach Marina, Long Beach, California
Date Started: July 31, 1984
Date Finished: August 8, 1984
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: BRA Brazil
Bronze: CAN Canada

Summary

The US boat easily won the gold medal in Soling. They were consistent with no bad races, although winning only two races, but that was enough to put them so far in front that they did not have to start the final race to win the gold medal. American crew member Rod Davis was competing in the first of his four Olympics and would win a silver medal in the Star class in 1992, but he raced for New Zealand at his next three Olympics, after moving there to help with their America’s Cup campaigns.

Brazilian silver medal winning skipper Torben Grael was competing in his first Olympics. He would compete at six consecutive Games (1984-2004), winning five Olympic medals, including two golds in the Star class in 1996 and 2004. Grael was the first sailor to win five Olympic medals, a mark matched in 2012 by Britain’s Ben Ainslie and Grael’s countryman Robert Scheidt.

Canadian bronze medal skipper Hans Fogh was competing in his sixth Olympics. His bronze was his second Olympic medal after winning silver in Flying Dutchman back in 1960. Fogh competed for Denmark at the 1960-72 Olympics but for Canada in 1976 and 1984. Fogh emigrated to Canada to set up a division of Elvstrom Sailmakers, a company set up by Danish sailing hero Paul Elvstrøm, who won four consecutive gold medals in the one-person dinghy from 1948-60.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 United States USA Gold 33.7 62.7
2 Brazil BRA Silver 43.4 59.4
3 Canada CAN Bronze 49.7 63.7
4 Great Britain GBR 54.7 73.7
5 Norway NOR 57.7 86.7
6 Greece GRE 59.2 88.2
7 Australia AUS 62.4 83.4
8 West Germany FRG 71.0 92.0
9 Italy ITA 73.7 91.7
10 Sweden SWE 74.0 103.0
11 New Zealand NZL 88.7 117.7
12 Denmark DEN 92.5 111.5
13 Argentina ARG 93.7 116.7
14 France FRA 110.7 139.7
15 Austria AUT 113.0 142.0
16 Uruguay URU 116.7 139.7
17 Japan JPN 124.0 151.0
18 Chile CHI 128.0 154.0
19 Puerto Rico PUR 145.0 174.0
20 Pakistan PAK 145.0 172.0
21 British Virgin Islands IVB 146.0 173.0
22 United States Virgin Islands ISV 160.0 188.0