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Sailing at the 2012 London Summer Games:

Men's Windsurfer

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Isle of Portland
Date Started: July 31, 2012
Date Finished: August 7, 2012
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 10 of 11 scores to count for N. N count double.

Gold: NED Dorian van Rijsselberge
Silver: GBR Nick Dempsey
Bronze: POL Przemysław Miarczyński

Summary

Dorian van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands dominated this class, by winning six of the 10 opening races, and entered the medal race with an insurmountable lead of 22 points. This was despite his not finishing the final opening series race, discarding his points, knowing he was well ahead overall, and not wishing to interfere with the race for the other medals. Britain's Nick Dempsey won the silver medal, despite a lackluster start in the early races. He won two races near the end to move into medal contention and then placed second in the medal race to earn the silver medal. Going into the final contest, Germany's Toni Wilhelm was third but placed only ninth in the final race and dropped off the podium, as Poland's Przemysław Miarczyński placed fourth in the medal race to move up to the bronze medal. The defending World Champion, Julien Bontemps of France, placed fifth, after struggling in the early rounds.

This was scheduled to be the final Olympic windsurfer event, after the event started at the 1984 Olympic Games, as the ISAF had voted to replace it with kitesurfing at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. But that ruling was challenged, and reversed in November 2012, and windsurfing will remain on the Olympic Program for 2016.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS GP
1 Dorian van Rijsselberge 23 Netherlands NED Gold 15 54
2 Nick Dempsey 31 Great Britain GBR Silver 41 51
3 Przemysław Miarczyński 32 Poland POL Bronze 60 73
4 Toni Wilhelm 29 Germany GER 64 79
5 Julien Bontemps 33 France FRA 70 93
6 Vyron Kokkalanis 26 Greece GRE 77 93
7 JP Tobin 35 New Zealand NZL 96 113
8 Zac Plavsic 29 Canada CAN 100 129
9 Bimba 32 Brazil BRA 113 135
10 Richard Stauffacher 29 Switzerland SUI 127 148
11 Mariano Reutemann 35 Argentina ARG 116 136
12 Juozas Bernotas 23 Lithuania LTU 120 147
13 Andy Leung 21 Hong Kong HKG 125 153
14 João Rodrigues 40 Portugal POR 131 156
15 Lee Tae-Hun 26 South Korea KOR 139 170
16 Iván Pastor 32 Spain ESP 150 189
17 Andreas Kariolou 29 Cyprus CYP 150 180
18 Wang Aichen 27 China CHN 153 180
19 Shahar Zubari 25 Israel ISR 155 194
20 Dmitry Polishchuk 25 Russia RUS 167 206
21 Luka Mratović 25 Croatia CRO 170 206
22 Bob Willis 25 United States USA 179 218
23 Maksym Oberemko 34 Ukraine UKR 181 217
24 Sebastian Wang-Hansen 24 Norway NOR 185 217
25 Áron Gádorfalvi 34 Hungary HUN 187 226
26 Yoan Kolev 21 Bulgaria BUL 207 242
27 Nikolay Zhukovets 25 Belarus BLR 208 247
28 Makoto Tomizawa 28 Japan JPN 209 243
29 Sebastian Fleischer 18 Denmark DEN 220 249
30 Johannes Ahun 24 Estonia EST 231 270
31 Daniel Flores 30 Venezuela VEN 252 289
32 David Mier 33 Mexico MEX 254 289
33 Ek Boonsawad 23 Thailand THA 254 293
34 Federico Esposito 25 Italy ITA 269 305
35 Chang Hao 21 Chinese Taipei TPE 289 326
36 Karel Lavický 26 Czech Republic CZE 296 335
37 Santiago Grillo 25 Colombia COL 302 341
38 Ahmed Habash 28 Egypt EGY 334 373