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Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Mixed One 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 29, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: GBR Ben Ainslie
Silver: BRA Robert Scheidt
Bronze: AUS Michael Blackburn

Summary

In 1996 Brazilian Robert Scheidt had won this event, defeating the British silver medalist, Ben Ainslie. This ignited a rivalry between them with Scheidt defeating Ainslie at the 1997 and 2000 World Championships and Ainslie defeating Scheidt in 1999. In Sydney Scheidt led Ainslie by seven points going into the final race. The only way Ainslie could win was for Scheidt to finish 22nd or higher. Ainslie resolved to win by harassing Scheidt. At the start he forced him into a penalty turn. After the start, Ainslie continually blocked Scheidt’s wind and prevented him from passing. Scheidt eventually made an incorrect turn and hit Ainslie’s boat, allowing Scheidt to get ahead but he could only finish 22nd and the gold medal went to Ainslie. Well, it did, after Scheidt’s two protests against Ainslie were turned down, and eventually, Scheidt was disqualified for hitting Ainslie. Ainslie’s tactics were tough, but legal.

The two would continue to compete against one another. At the 2012 Olympics, both won their fifth Olympic medals, equalling the record of Brazilian Torben Grael. This was also the first of four consecutive gold medals for Ainslie, who would soon switch to the Finn for the next three gold medals, equalling the Olympic best of Dane Paul Elvstrøm. After Ainslie switched to Finn, Scheidt won the 2004 Laser gold medal, and then switched to the Star class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Ben Ainslie 23 Great Britain GBR Gold 42.0 100.0
2 Robert Scheidt 27 Brazil BRA Silver 44.0 110.0
3 Michael Blackburn 30 Australia AUS Bronze 60.0 100.0
4 Serge Kats 29 Netherlands NED 72.0 132.0
5 Andreas Geritzer 22 Austria AUT 78.0 160.0
6 Gustavo de Lima 23 Portugal POR 83.0 161.0
7 Maciej Grabowski 22 Poland POL 86.0 150.0
8 Diego Negri 29 Italy ITA 91.0 129.0
9 Gareth Blanckenberg 20 South Africa RSA 92.0 148.0
10 Peer Moberg 29 Norway NOR 94.0 150.0
11 Luis Martínez 27 Spain ESP 97.0 164.0
12 John Myrdal 29 United States USA 100.0 183.0
13 Peder Rønholt 26 Denmark DEN 103.0 159.0
14 Karl Suneson 25 Sweden SWE 107.0 195.0
15 Antonios Bougiouris 26 Greece GRE 111.0 165.0
16 Philippe Bergmans 26 Belgium BEL 116.0 171.0
17 Roope Suomalainen 27 Finland FIN 127.0 196.0
18 Tamás Eszes 24 Hungary HUN 127.0 197.0
19 Vasilij Žbogar 24 Slovenia SLO 142.0 219.0
20 Vladimir Krutskikh 27 Russia RUS 143.0 203.0
21 Peter Fox 33 New Zealand NZL 144.0 212.0
22 Kevin Lim 23 Malaysia MAS 145.0 206.0
23 Diego Romero 25 Argentina ARG 162.0 217.0
24 Marty Essig 25 Canada CAN 176.0 255.0
25 Giedrius Gužys 23 Lithuania LTU 177.0 242.0
26 Kim Ho-Gon 29 South Korea KOR 181.0 252.0
27 Kunio Suzuki 24 Japan JPN 202.0 276.0
28 Allan Julie 23 Seychelles SEY 203.0 285.0
29 Peter Šaraškin 32 Estonia EST 210.0 286.0
30 Adolfo Carrau 25 Uruguay URU 230.0 298.0
31 Veerasit Puangnak 34 Thailand THA 238.0 317.0
32 Aleksandr Mumyga 18 Belarus BLR 243.0 317.0
33 Luis Alberto Olcese 18 Peru PER 253.0 335.0
34 Ali Kemal Tüfekçi 27 Turkey TUR 254.0 331.0
35 José Urbay 34 Cuba CUB 259.0 340.0
36 Cor van Aanholt 41 Netherlands Antilles AHO 260.0 345.0
37 Mario Aquilina 24 Malta MLT 272.0 353.0
38 Stanley Tan 25 Singapore SIN 275.0 352.0
39 Karl James 33 Antigua and Barbuda ANT 281.0 357.0
40 Aimilios Oikonomidis 41 Cyprus CYP 305.0 385.0
41 Brett Chivers 23 Guam GUM 335.0 423.0
42 Hafsteinn Ægir Geirsson 20 Iceland ISL 355.0 443.0
43 Mate Arapov 24 Croatia CRO 396.0 484.0