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Sailing at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Keelboat

Sailing at the 2004 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Agios Kosmas Olympic Sailing Centre, Athina
Date Started: August 21, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best ten of eleven scores to count for final placement.

Gold: BRA Brazil
Silver: CAN Canada
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

The Brazilian crew of Torben Grael and Marcelo Ferreira had won the gold medal in this class in 1996 and a bronze medal in 2000. They won the third and fourth races to move into the lead, and were able to win the gold medal without having to sail in the 11th race. This gave Grael his second gold medal, but his fifth Olympic medal overall, an Olympic record for sailing at the time, although in 2012 it was equalled by Britain’s Ben Ainslie and Grael’s countryman Robert Scheidt. Silver medal skipper Ross MacDonald placed second in the final race to move ahead of France for second place. MacDonald had won a bronze in the Star at the 1992 Olympics. Of the 16 boats in the event, seven had won World Sailing Championships in various classes.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Brazil BRA Gold 42.0 60.0
2 Canada CAN Silver 51.2 65.2
3 France FRA Bronze 54.0 69.0
4 Switzerland SUI 70.0 82.0
5 United States USA 71.0 87.0
6 Great Britain GBR 73.0 90.0
7 Italy ITA 75.0 91.0
8 Bermuda BER 82.0 99.0
9 Denmark DEN 83.0 100.0
10 Spain ESP 85.0 102.0
11 Greece GRE 86.0 103.0
12 Sweden SWE 96.0 114.0
13 Austria AUT 97.0 113.0
14 Netherlands NED 98.0 115.0
15 Australia AUS 98.0 116.0
16 Germany GER 110.0 127.0
17 Ireland IRL 125.0 142.0