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Sailing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Mixed Multihull

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Wassaw Sound, Savannah, Georgia
Date Started: July 23, 1996
Date Finished: July 30, 1996
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: ESP Spain
Silver: AUS Australia
Bronze: BRA Brazil

Summary

The Spanish team of Fernando Léon and José Luis Ballester never won a race in Savannah, and had a premature start disqualification in race nine, but they were consistent and built up such a big lead that they did not have to start the final race to win the gold medal. Bronze medal skipper Lars Grael had also won a bronze in this class in 1988. His brother, Torben Grael, won the Star gold medal in Savannah, one of five Olympic medals he would win in sailing, an Olympic best, although equalled by Britain's Ben Ainslie and Brazil's Robert Scheidt.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Spain ESP Gold 30.0 70.0
2 Australia AUS Silver 42.0 79.0
3 Brazil BRA Bronze 43.0 71.0
4 Austria AUT 44.0 70.0
5 Italy ITA 44.0 80.0
6 France FRA 46.0 66.0
7 Germany GER 48.0 75.0
8 United States USA 48.0 72.0
9 Netherlands NED 56.0 93.0
10 Switzerland SUI 77.0 103.0
11 Canada CAN 83.0 117.0
12 Russia RUS 87.0 122.0
13 Great Britain GBR 87.0 121.0
14 Belarus BLR 101.0 137.0
15 New Zealand NZL 107.0 140.0
16 Sweden SWE 114.0 151.0
17 Ukraine UKR 118.0 153.0
18 Fiji FIJ 147.0 183.0
19 Cayman Islands CAY 164.0 203.0