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Sailing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's One Person Heavyweight 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 9, 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: GBR Giles Scott
Silver: SLO Vasilij Žbogar
Bronze: USA Caleb Paine

Summary

Of the 2016 sailing events, the Finn has been on the Olympic program since 1952, longer than any other class. Since 2000 it had been always won by a British sailor, including three consecutive gold medals by [Ben Ainslie]. In 2016 Britain was represented by [Giles Scott] who was the strong favorite after three straight World Championships in this class and four in total. Ainslie and Scott are also sailing together on the 2017 America’s Cup team. Scott had a bad start with a 17th place in the first race, which was later to be his discarded score. In the following races, he had three first, two second and two third places. His best day was the 10th of August with races 3 and 4, which he finished second and first in very strong breezes and huge seas on an ocean course. Scott secured his gold medal after finishing the preliminary races with a total 32 points, and going into the medal race he led the second placed Slovenian [Vasilij Žbogar] by an unassailable 24 points. Žbogar held on to his silver medal position with a sixth place, defending a comfortable lead against Croatia’s [Ivan Kljaković-Gašpić], America’s [Caleb Paine] and Sweden’s [Max Salminen]. The closest race was for the bronze medal, which was won by Paine. It was the only sailing medal for the US in Rio, and their first since 2008 after missing out completely in 2012. Kljaković-Gašpić lost his third place after a disappointing last place 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 Giles Scott 29 Great Britain GBR Gold 36 4
2 Vasilij Žbogar 40 Slovenia SLO Silver 68 12
3 Caleb Paine 25 United States USA Bronze 76 2
4 Jorge Zarif 23 Brazil BRA 87 6
5 Ivan Kljaković-Gašpić 32 Croatia CRO 89 20
6 Max Salminen 27 Sweden SWE 90 16
7 Josh Junior 26 New Zealand NZL 92 8
8 Jake Lilley 23 Australia AUS 97 10
9 Facundo Olezza 21 Argentina ARG 101 14
10 Pieter-Jan Postma 34 Netherlands NED 105 18
11 Giannis Mittakis 26 Greece GRE 88 3 0 1 2
12 Zsombor Berecz 30 Hungary HUN 92 12 1 0 0
13 Alican Kaynar 27 Turkey TUR 93 11 0 1 0
14 Jonathan Lobert 31 France FRA 95 14 1 0 0
15 Tapio Nirkko 31 Finland FIN 107 10 0 0 1
16 Jonas Høgh Christensen 35 Denmark DEN 109 20 0 1 0
17 Anders Pedersen 25 Norway NOR 109 15 0 0 0
18 Giorgio Poggi 34 Italy ITA 111 18 0 0 0
19 Alejandro Foglia 32 Uruguay URU 122 1 1 0 1
20 Deniss Karpak 30 Estonia EST 126 21 0 0 0
21 Tom Ramshaw 24 Canada CAN 151 19 0 0 0
22 Gong Lei 33 China CHN 178 17 0 0 0
23 Allan Julie 39 Seychelles SEY 186 22 0 0 0