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Sailing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's Two Person Dinghy

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Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Wassaw Sound, Savannah, Georgia
Date Started: July 24, 1996
Date Finished: August 1, 1996
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: ESP Spain
Silver: JPN Japan
Bronze: UKR Ukraine

Summary

Spain’s Theresa Zabell was the defending gold medalist, having won in 1992 with Patricia Guerra as her crew. She returned with Begoña Vía Dufresne in 1996, but the result was the same as the Spanish pair won the gold medal. The event was somewhat close, with Spain leading Japan slightly after 10 races, but Zabell and Vía Dufresne won the final two races to secure the gold medal. This was the only Olympics for Begoña Vía Dufresne but her sister, Natalia won silver medals in the 1992 Europe class and in 470 at the 2004 Olympics. The bronze medalists were the Ukrainian crew of Ruslana Taran and Olena Pakholchyk who had won the European 470 title earlier in the year.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Spain ESP Gold 25.0 46.0
2 Japan JPN Silver 36.0 60.0
3 Ukraine UKR Bronze 38.0 68.0
4 United States USA 47.0 75.0
5 Germany GER 49.0 77.0
6 Denmark DEN 56.0 89.0
7 Italy ITA 64.0 94.0
8 Australia AUS 64.0 99.0
9 Canada CAN 76.0 119.0
10 Norway NOR 81.0 111.0
11 Great Britain GBR 89.0 122.0
12 Israel ISR 93.0 139.0
13 Ireland IRL 95.0 131.0
14 Sweden SWE 96.0 135.0
15 France FRA 98.0 140.0
16 New Zealand NZL 101.0 147.0
17 Greece GRE 120.0 159.0
18 Hungary HUN 128.0 170.0
19 Slovenia SLO 143.0 185.0
20 Hong Kong HKG 164.0 209.0
21 China CHN 169.5 215.5
22 Argentina ARG 170.5 215.5