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Sailing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women'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: NED Marit Bouwmeester
Silver: IRL Annalise Murphy
Bronze: DEN Anne-Marie Rindom

Summary

Like in the men’s event, the ten preliminary women’s Laser Radial races had ten different winners. Britain’s [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 Denmark’s [Anne-Marie Rindom] and Ireland’s [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. Belgium’s [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 China’s [Xu Lijia], who had survived bone cancer before winning Olympic medals in 2008 (bronze) and 2012 (gold), didn’t 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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS 1st Place Finishes 2nd Place Finishes 3rd Place Finishes Last Race Placement
1 Marit Bouwmeester 28 Netherlands NED Gold 61 14
2 Annalise Murphy 26 Ireland IRL Silver 67 10
3 Anne-Marie Rindom 25 Denmark DEN Bronze 71 16
4 Evi Van Acker 30 Belgium BEL 78 12
5 Tuula Tenkanen 25 Finland FIN 86.6 18
6 Josefin Olsson 26 Sweden SWE 90 6
7 Gintarė Volungevičiūtė-Scheidt 33 Lithuania LTU 91 8
8 Alison Young 29 Great Britain GBR 93 2
9 Ashley Stoddart 23 Australia AUS 107 6
10 Paige Railey 29 United States USA 131 22
11 Lucia Falasca 23 Argentina ARG 113 1 0 1 25
12 Veronika Kozelská-Fenclová 35 Czech Republic CZE 113 0 0 0 19
13 Tina Mihelić 27 Croatia CRO 124 0 0 1 16
14 Mária Érdi 18 Hungary HUN 125 1 0 0 20
15 Nazlı Çağla Dönertaş 25 Turkey TUR 127 0 0 0 28
16 Brenda Bowskill 24 Canada CAN 127 0 0 0 15
17 Alicia Cebrián 33 Spain ESP 130 0 0 0 12
18 Xu Lijia 28 China CHN 135 1 0 2 13
19 Tatyana Drozdovskaya 37 Belarus BLR 137 0 0 0 6
20 Manami Doi 22 Japan JPN 139 1 1 0 21
21 Mathilde de Kerangat 24 France FRA 146 0 0 0 22
22 Silvia Zennaro 26 Italy ITA 159 0 0 0 17
23 Tiril Bue 23 Norway NOR 163 0 0 0 27
24 Fernanda Decnop 29 Brazil BRA 163 0 0 0 18
25 Dolores Moreira 17 Uruguay URU 185 0 0 0 24
26 Elizabeth Yin 24 Singapore SGP 193 0 0 0 23
27 Sara Carmo 29 Portugal POR 201 0 0 0 9
28 Philipine van Aanholt 24 Aruba ARU 206 0 0 0 26
29 Stephanie Lovell 20 Saint Lucia LCA 226 0 0 1 30
30 Ines Gmati 19 Tunisia TUN 235 0 0 0 34
31 Paloma Schmidt 29 Peru PER 248 0 0 0 29
32 Kamolwan Chanyim 20 Thailand THA 268 0 0 0 31
33 Nur Shazrin Mohamad Latif 18 Malaysia MAS 274 0 0 0 33
34 Cecilia Wollmann 18 Bermuda BER 291 0 0 0 32
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 Imène Cherif Sahraoui 20 Algeria ALG 324 0 0 0 38