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Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's One Person Dinghy

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 23, 2000
Date Finished: September 30, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: GBR Iain Percy
Silver: ITA Luca Devoti
Bronze: SWE Fredrik Lööf
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Summary

The favorite was Britain’s Iain Percy who had won the 1999 European Championships and the pre-Olympic regatta on the Olympic course. He moved into the lead after placing second in the first race and first in the second. After nine races he had a moderate lead over Sweden’s Fredrik Lööf, and he frustrated him in race 10 by staying in front of him and blocking his wind. Percy eventually finished 14th in that race, but when Loof finished in 10th, that clinched the gold medal for Percy, and he sat out the last race. Loof dropped back into a tie for second with Italian Luca Devoti, who defeated Lööf in the final race to win the silver medal.

Defending champion Mateusz Kusznierewicz (POL) finished in fourth place, but would come back in 2004 and return to the podium with a bronze medal. Percy later switched to the Star class, winning Olympic gold in that class in 2008 and a silver in 2012. He also won two World Championships in Star, and seven medals in all from 2002-12. Lööf also switched to the Star class, winning Olympic bronze in 2008 and gold in 2012.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Iain Percy 24 Great Britain GBR Gold 35.0 75.0
2 Luca Devoti 37 Italy ITA Silver 46.0 83.0
3 Fredrik Lööf 30 Sweden SWE Bronze 47.0 86.0
4 Mateusz Kusznierewicz 25 Poland POL 48.0 75.0
5 Xavier Rohart 32 France FRA 55.0 85.0
6 Russ Silvestri 38 United States USA 64.0 100.0
7 Sébastien Godefroid 29 Belgium BEL 65.0 101.0
8 Ali Enver Adakan 23 Turkey TUR 66.0 106.0
9 David Burrows 23 Ireland IRL 69.0 104.0
10 Karlo Kuret 30 Croatia CRO 69.0 103.0
11 Christoph Bergmann 37 Brazil BRA 84.0 125.0
12 Aimilios Papathanasiou 27 Greece GRE 92.0 139.0
13 Anthony Nossiter 27 Australia AUS 94.0 133.0
14 Ian Ainslie 35 South Africa RSA 99.0 140.0
15 Balázs Hajdú 25 Hungary HUN 102.0 154.0
16 Clifton Webb 22 New Zealand NZL 109.0 153.0
17 Richard Clarke 31 Canada CAN 114.0 160.0
18 Peter Theurer 31 Switzerland SUI 120.0 167.0
19 Michal Maier 36 Czech Republic CZE 136.0 186.0
20 Lasse Hjortnæs 39 Denmark DEN 138.0 187.0
21 Michael Fellmann 30 Germany GER 145.0 192.0
22 Imre Taveter 33 Estonia EST 172.0 221.0
23 Yevgeny Chernov 26 Russia RUS 172.0 222.0
24 Ben Beer 28 United States Virgin Islands ISV 185.0 237.0
25 Lalin Jirasinha 42 Sri Lanka SRI 224.0 276.0