Sailing: Aussie pair mine gold in 49er08 août 2012
The Australian pair of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen won the gold medal in the 49er Wednesday at Weymouth and Porland, handily winning the fleet race by 24 points.
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand took silver and Allan Norregaard and Peter Lang of Denmark won the bronze.
Competitors in the 49er sailed in 15 races, accumulating points for each finish. The worst finish of the 15 was thrown out and then the remaining total was used to determine the top 10 sailors, who competed in one medal race. Points from that race were doubled, added to the points from the previous races, and the winner determined.