Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Marina da GlÃ³ria, GlÃ³ria, 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.
Like in the menâs event, the ten preliminary womenâs Laser Radial races had ten different winners. Britainâs [Alison Young] won the medal race, in addition to the tenth preliminary race, but she had acquired too many points previously to have any chance of a podium finish. Eventually, it was the 2012 silver medalist [Marit Bouwmeester] of the Netherlands, who took gold. She was certainly the most successful sailor in her class with World Championship gold in 2011 and 2014 and a silver in 2010 and 2015. Shortly after her victory in Rio, Bouwmeester claimed her third world title. In the medal race she had to control Denmarkâs [Anne-Marie Rindom] and Irelandâs [Annalise Murphy] to hold on to her comfortable lead after the preliminaries. A seventh place in the medal race was good enough for gold. Rindom lost her second position after a disappointing eighth place in the medal race and had to be content with bronze. With a fifth place, Murphy had the best result of the leading trio in the medal race and edged out Rindom for silver.
The 2012 gold and bronze medalists were less fortunate. Belgiumâs [Evi Van Acker] claimed to have contracted a gastric disease while training, probably from the pollution in Guanabara Bay - the only reported case of infection during the Rio regatta. PR Chinaâs [Xu Lijia], who had survived bone cancer before winning Olympic medals in 2008 (bronze) and 2012 (gold), didnât reach the medal race following disqualification in three of the preliminary races. Without the disqualifications, for interference and contact with other boats, she would have been on top of the table after the preliminaries.
|Rank||Athlete||Age||Team||NOC||Medal||PTS||1st Place Finishes||2nd Place Finishes||3rd Place Finishes||Last Race Placement|
|4||Evi Van Acker||30||Belgium||BEL||78||12|
|8||Alison Young||29||Great Britain||GBR||93||2|
|10||Paige Railey||29||United States||USA||131||22|
|12||Veronika KozelskÃ¡-FenclovÃ¡||35||Czech Republic||CZE||113||0||0||0||19|
|15||NazlÄ± ÃaÄla DÃ¶nertaÅ||25||Turkey||TUR||127||0||0||0||28|
|21||Mathilde de Kerangat||24||France||FRA||146||0||0||0||22|
|28||Philipine van Aanholt||24||Aruba||ARU||206||0||0||0||26|
|29||Stephanie Lovell||20||Saint Lucia||LCA||226||0||0||1||30|
|33||Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif||18||Malaysia||MAS||274||0||0||0||33|
|35||Teau McKenzie||21||Cook Islands||COK||303||0||0||0||35|
|36||Florence Allan||18||Cayman Islands||CAY||308||0||0||0||36|
|37||ImÃ¨ne Cherif Sahraoui||20||Algeria||ALG||324||0||0||0||38|