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Sailing at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Two Person Dinghy

Sailing at the 2012 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Isle of Portland
Date Started: August 2, 2012
Date Finished: August 10, 2012
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 10 of 11 scores to count for N. N count double.

Gold: AUS Australia
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: ARG Argentina

Summary

The pre-Olympic favorites were Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page. They had moved to first in the ISAF 470 rankings in 2007 and had been World Champions and World Cup champions in 2011. Page had won a gold medal in this event in 2008, then partnered by Nathan Wilmot. But the event was close, as they were pushed throughout by hometown favorites Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. The Australians had a four-point lead going into the medal race, and tried to force the Brits into a poor start but without success. On the final leg, the British crew was penalized for illegally trimming their sails for extra speed, which allowed Australia to come home in second and win the gold medal, with Great Britain taking silver. This was the third consecutive silver medal in the event for Great Britain. Australia had also won this event in 2008 and 2012. The bronze went to the Argentine crew of Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS GP
1 Australia AUS Gold 22 31
2 Great Britain GBR Silver 30 36
3 Argentina ARG Bronze 63 87
4 Italy ITA 72 98
5 New Zealand NZL 86 114
6 Croatia CRO 87 115
7 France FRA 90 109
8 Portugal POR 93 121
9 Austria AUT 107 131
10 Sweden SWE 123 147
11 Spain ESP 104 131
12 Netherlands NED 105 129
13 Germany GER 105 122
14 United States USA 108 131
15 Israel ISR 112 140
16 Switzerland SUI 119 142
17 Russia RUS 130 155
18 Japan JPN 131 156
19 Greece GRE 148 176
20 China CHN 160 187
21 Finland FIN 167 193
22 South Korea KOR 169 194
23 Ireland IRL 173 200
24 Turkey TUR 178 204
25 Canada CAN 179 205
26 South Africa RSA 194 221
27 Chile CHI 196 221