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Sailing at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Dinghy

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Qingdao International Sailing Centre, Qingdao
Date Started: August 11, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 10 of 11 scores to count for final placement. Medal race points count double.

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

Australians Nathan Wilmot and Malcolm Page had won the World Championship in 2004-05 and 2007 and were favored. The British team of Nic Asher and Elliot Willis was World Champions in 2006 and 2008, but were bypassed for the Olympics in favor of Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield, who had won the silver medal in this class at Athina in 2004. The Australians did not win any preliminary race, but were very consistent, with eight finishes between third and fifth in the first 10 races, and entered the medal race needing only to finish to win gold. They capped their Olympic experience with a convincing win in the medal race to win gold, as Rogers and Glanfield repeated as silver medalists. Page would repeat as the gold medalist in this class in 2012, but that time with Mathew Belcher at the helm.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal NP TP
1 Australia AUS Gold 44 60
2 Great Britain GBR Silver 75 105
3 France FRA Bronze 78 98
4 Netherlands NED 78 93
5 Spain ESP 87 105
6 Italy ITA 91 120
7 Japan JPN 97 121
8 Portugal POR 102 132
9 Croatia CRO 107 137
10 Argentina ARG 110 140
11 New Zealand NZL 95 125
12 Greece GRE 101 130
13 United States USA 105 135
14 Israel ISR 108 138
15 Sweden SWE 111 141
16 Ireland IRL 129 154
17 Brazil BRA 134 164
18 Slovenia SLO 139 169
19 Poland POL 151 175
20 Russia RUS 157 184
21 Belarus BLR 159 188
22 Singapore SIN 159 189
23 Switzerland SUI 162 192
24 Austria AUT 164 189
25 South Korea KOR 180 207
26 China CHN 186 216
27 Finland FIN 196 226
28 Turkey TUR 198 226
29 Canada CAN 205 235