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Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Dinghy

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 20, 2000
Date Finished: September 28, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: ARG Argentina

Summary

Australians Tom King and Mark Turnbull won the 2000 World Championship in May, but they had little international reputation prior to that. They took the lead after winning the third race, but then dropped down, only to re-take the lead with a race eight victory. The American team of Paul Foerster and Bob Merrick won 4 the 11 races, including the last two, but when King and Turnbull finished second in the final race, they had the gold medal, with the USA second. Foerster would return in 2004, with Kevin Burnham, and win the gold medal in this class. Foerster had also won a silver medal at the 1992 Olympics in Flying Dutchman.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Australia AUS Gold 38.0 63.0
2 United States USA Silver 42.0 67.0
3 Argentina ARG Bronze 57.0 104.0
4 Great Britain GBR 58.0 95.0
5 Portugal POR 67.0 108.0
6 Ukraine UKR 72.0 132.0
7 New Zealand NZL 76.0 106.0
8 Greece GRE 78.0 123.0
9 Slovenia SLO 78.0 126.0
10 Spain ESP 81.0 120.0
11 Russia RUS 82.0 137.0
12 Sweden SWE 96.0 155.0
13 Israel ISR 99.0 152.0
14 France FRA 111.0 164.0
15 South Korea KOR 125.0 175.0
16 Finland FIN 127.0 180.0
17 Germany GER 130.0 180.0
18 Japan JPN 133.0 181.0
19 Italy ITA 139.0 193.0
20 Poland POL 144.0 201.0
21 Belarus BLR 153.0 212.0
22 Estonia EST 157.0 215.0
23 Mexico MEX 159.0 212.0
24 Croatia CRO 162.0 219.0
25 Jamaica JAM 164.0 218.0
26 Brazil BRA 171.0 222.0
27 Switzerland SUI 184.0 242.0
28 Singapore SIN 192.0 250.0
29 Hungary HUN 204.0 263.0