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Sailing at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games:

Women's Windsurfer

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Host City: Sydney, Australia
Venue(s): Rushcutters Bay Marina, Rose Bay, New South Wales
Date Started: September 17, 2000
Date Finished: September 24, 2000
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best nine of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: ITA Alessandra Sensini
Silver: GER Amelie Lux
Bronze: NZL Barbara Kendall

Summary

This was the second straight Olympics at which the windsurfers used the Mistral board. The favorites were Alessandra Sensini (ITA) and Barbara Kendall (NZL), but German Amelie Lux won the first race and was very consistent, with no finish worse than a fourth in any race. Going into the final race, Lux was leading by one point over Sensini, with Kendall only three points back, but Sensini won the final race, with Lux second, and Kendall third. This gave Sensini the gold medal as she won five races to Lux's three.

Sensini had won the bronze medal in 1996, and would win a bronze medal in 2004 and 2008. Her four Olympic sailing medals is the most ever won by a female sailor, through 2012. Kendall's bronze medal was her third consecutive in the event, after gold in 1992 and silver in 1996. Defending champion Lee Lai Shan of Hong Kong, usually called San-San, placed sixth.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Alessandra Sensini 30 Italy ITA Gold 15.0 31.0
2 Amelie Lux 23 Germany GER Silver 15.0 22.0
3 Barbara Kendall 33 New Zealand NZL Bronze 19.0 31.0
4 Carrie Butler-Beashel 30 United States USA 57.0 99.0
5 Jessica Crisp 30 Australia AUS 59.0 90.0
6 Lee Lai Shan 30 Hong Kong HKG 59.0 96.0
7 Zhang Chujun 24 China CHN 60.0 88.0
8 María del Carmen Vaz 32 Spain ESP 72.0 105.0
9 Lise Vidal 22 France FRA 75.0 130.0
10 Masako Imai 33 Japan JPN 78.0 109.0
11 Anna Gałecka 26 Poland POL 80.0 107.0
12 Anja Käser 20 Switzerland SUI 90.0 124.0
13 Ju Sun-An 30 South Korea KOR 110.0 147.0
14 Michal Hein 32 Israel ISR 115.0 166.0
15 Minna Aalto 34 Finland FIN 121.0 172.0
16 Sigrid Rondelez 29 Belgium BEL 127.0 174.0
17 Caroll-Ann Alie 40 Canada CAN 139.0 187.0
18 Christine Johnston 25 Great Britain GBR 146.0 198.0
19 Napalai Tansai 18 Thailand THA 148.0 198.0
20 Turia Vogel 31 Cook Islands COK 149.0 193.0
21 Gelly Skarlatou 24 Greece GRE 159.0 206.0
22 Vita Matīse 27 Latvia LAT 170.0 217.0
23 Olha Maslivets 22 Ukraine UKR 185.0 232.0
24 Irina Konstantinova 24 Bulgaria BUL 193.0 244.0
25 Luca Gádorfalvi 24 Hungary HUN 201.0 255.0
26 Christina Forte 33 Brazil BRA 223.0 280.0
27 Anayansi Pérez 23 Cuba CUB 226.0 282.0
28 İlknur Akdoğan 31 Turkey TUR 241.0 299.0
29 Endra Ha-Tiff 24 Seychelles SEY 255.0 314.0