33 Medals Won By 20 Nations Across 11 Olympic Events
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The final day, Saturday 28 August 2004, saw the medal deciding race 11 in the Keelboat Men - Star, and Multihull Open - Tornado taking place on course areas D and C on the Saronic.
Roman HAGARA and Hans Peter STEINACHER won their gold medal with indominatable style winning the final race 11 today, proving a point you could say. Coming in second for the silver was John LOVELL and Charlie OGLETREE (USA), with Santiago LANGE and Carlos ESPINOLA (ARG) the bronze.
In the Keelboat Men event in the Star, the gold medal had already been won with a race to spare on Thursday 26, so the battle today was for the silver and bronze. A superb performance saw the Canadian pair of ROSS MACDONALD and Mike WOLFS win the Silver medal, with the French crew of Xavier ROHART and Pascal RAMBEAU winning bronze.
The Olympic Sailing Competition was a spectacular affair with 400 sailors representing 61 nations competing on the waters of the Saronic, Athens, Greece. 126 races were held for 11 sailing events over 15 days of racing, with 54 athletes receiving medals. A superb effort from Great Britain saw them comfortably at the top of the medal table for the second consecutive Olympiad, with two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze medals, followed by Brazil with two Gold medals. Host nation Greece was ranked fifth with one Gold and one Silver medal. All eleven events sailed their scheduled races, eleven races apiece except the 49er which had sixteen. For a complete wrap - click here or refer to the event by event news reports or news index.
Refer to overall Medal Tally and Medallists for details of the top performing nations and medallists image gallery.