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Sailing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's One Person Dinghy

Sailing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Marina da Glória, Glória, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 8, 2016
Date Finished: August 16, 2016
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 9 of 10 scores to count for final placement, and advancement to the medal race.. Medal race points count double.

Gold: AUS Tom Burton
Silver: CRO Tonči Stipanović
Bronze: NZL Sam Meech

Summary

[Tom Burton] claimed the gold medal in the Laser for Australia for the second Games in a row following [Tom Slingsby]’s victory in 2012. After the ten preliminary races the field was led by Croatia’s [Tonći Stipanović], whose ten-point margin assured him of at least a silver medal. In the medal race, Stipanović tried from the start to outrace Burton, his last remaining pursuer for gold. But he eventually finished at the back of the fleet in ninth place, which added another 18 points to his total. Burton sailed to a third place in the medal race and his six points gave him the top position and the gold medal, two points ahead of the Croatian. Nevertheless, Stipanović, who finished fourth at the London Olympics, won the first ever sailing medal for his country.

In the preliminaries, none of the boats in this close field managed to win two races. However, 43-year-old veteran [Robert Scheidt] of Brazil was first in the second preliminary race and also won the medal race. But some 20+ rankings dashed all his hopes to do better than fourth. In his six Olympic appearances since 1996, it was the first time Scheidt went home without a medal after two gold, two silver and one bronze. [Sam Meech] from New-Zealand, who was already third after the preliminaries, held on to the bronze medal position by placing fourth in the medal race.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS Last Race Placement 1st Place Finishes 2nd Place Finishes 3rd Place Finishes
1 Tom Burton 26 Australia AUS Gold 73 6
2 Tonči Stipanović 30 Croatia CRO Silver 75 18
3 Sam Meech 25 New Zealand NZL Bronze 85 8
4 Robert Scheidt 43 Brazil BRA 89 2
5 Jean-Baptiste Bernaz 29 France FRA 90 4
6 Nick Thompson 30 Great Britain GBR 103 16
7 Pavlos Kontides 26 Cyprus CYP 104 12
8 Juan Ignacio Maegli 28 Guatemala GUA 117 14
9 Rutger van Schaardenburg 28 Netherlands NED 118 10
10 Julio Alsogaray 36 Argentina ARG 129 22
11 Charlie Buckingham 27 United States USA 108 6 0 0 0
12 Francesco Marrai 23 Italy ITA 109 23 1 0 0
13 Ha Jae-Min 27 South Korea KOR 109 14 0 0 1
14 Philipp Buhl 26 Germany GER 126 17 1 0 0
15 Sergey Komissarov 28 Russia RUS 129 15 0 1 0
16 Jesper Stålheim 28 Sweden SWE 137 31 0 1 1
17 Wannes Van Laer 31 Belgium BEL 140 18 1 0 0
18 Kacper Ziemiński 25 Poland POL 140 10 0 0 1
19 Cy Thompson 28 United States Virgin Islands ISV 152 16 0 0 0
20 Colin Cheng 26 Singapore SGP 160 9 0 0 0
21 Karl-Martin Rammo 27 Estonia EST 169 5 0 1 0
22 Gustavo de Lima 39 Portugal POR 170 33 0 0 0
23 Lee Parkhill 27 Canada CAN 172 13 0 0 0
24 Enrique Arathoon 24 El Salvador ESA 177 21 0 0 1
25 Michael Hansen 26 Denmark DEN 180 26 0 0 0
26 Kaarle Tapper 20 Finland FIN 187 19 0 0 0
27 Kristian Ruth 31 Norway NOR 209 30 0 1 0
28 Viktor Teplý 25 Czech Republic CZE 222 34 0 0 0
29 Milivoj Dukić 23 Montenegro MNE 232 29 0 0 0
30 Matías del Solar 40 Chile CHI 238 12 0 0 0
31 Stefano Peschiera 21 Peru PER 242 47 0 0 0
32 Finn Lynch 20 Ireland IRL 243 47 0 0 0
33 Benjamin Vadnai 20 Hungary HUN 248 25 0 0 0
34 Youssef Akrout 25 Tunisia TUN 257 27 0 0 0
35 Khairulnizam Mohd Afendy 23 Malaysia MAS 281 28 0 0 0
36 Joaquín Blanco 27 Spain ESP 286 35 0 0 0
37 Keerati Bualong 23 Thailand THA 287 47 0 0 0
38 José Gutiérrez 23 Venezuela VEN 314 37 0 0 0
39 Andrew Lewis 26 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 324 32 0 0 0
40 Stefano Marcia 22 South Africa RSA 331 40 0 0 0
41 Cameron Pimentel 25 Bermuda BER 339 39 0 0 0
42 Yanic Gentry 25 Mexico MEX 340 36 0 0 0
43 Ahmed Ragab 24 Egypt EGY 349 42 0 0 0
44 Peter Elisa Henry 25 Cook Islands COK 362 41 0 0 0
45 Rodney Govinden 31 Seychelles SEY 365 38 0 0 0
46 Manuel Lelo 28 Angola ANG 390 43 0 0 0