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Sailing at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Dinghy

Sailing at the 1988 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Seoul, South Korea
Venue(s): Busan Yachting Center, Busan
Date Started: September 20, 1988
Date Finished: September 27, 1988
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best six of seven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: FRA France
Silver: URS Soviet Union
Bronze: USA United States
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Summary

French sailors Luc Pillot and Thierry Péponnet had won bronze medals in the mixed version of this class in 1984. They entered the final race well behind the Soviet Estonian twin brothers, Toomas and Tõnu Tõniste, who only had to finish relatively close to the French crew to win the gold medal. The final race was sailed in gale-like conditions but the Tõniste brothers took the lead until on the final lap, when they were blown over and capsized and were unable to finish the race, giving the gold medal to Pillot and Péponnet. Racing for Estonia, the twins would come back and win a bronze medal in the 470 class at the 1992 Olympics. The third-place American crew member Charlie McKee, would win another bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics in 49er class, racing alongside his brother, Jonathan.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 France FRA Gold 34.7 51.7
2 Soviet Union URS Silver 46.0 82
3 United States USA Bronze 51.0 69.0
4 Spain ESP 55.0 91.0
5 West Germany FRG 58.7 77.7
6 New Zealand NZL 62.7 86.7
7 Italy ITA 68.7 104.7
8 Canada CAN 71.7 90.7
9 Netherlands NED 83.4 119.4
10 Brazil BRA 83.7 119.7
11 East Germany GDR 86.7 113.7
12 Japan JPN 96.0 116.0
13 Norway NOR 96.7 116.7
14 Sweden SWE 120.0 149.0
15 Great Britain GBR 124.0 150.0
16 Finland FIN 129.4 165.4
17 India IND 134.7 170.7
18 Israel ISR 135.2 171.2
19 Argentina ARG 140.0 169.0
20 Switzerland SUI 141.6 177.6
21 Denmark DEN 143.0 179.0
22 Iceland ISL 146.0 182.0
23 Hungary HUN 151.0 187.0
24 Austria AUT 151.0 187.0
25 China CHN 170.0 206.0
26 South Korea KOR 177.0 213.0
27 Singapore SIN 182.0 218.0
28 Cyprus CYP 187.0 223.0
29 Pakistan PAK 187.0 223.0