Germany win Gold medal in Sonars at Paralympics

Bow to bow in the Paralympics-Qingdao
Sailing2008.com

After leading the Sonar three man keelboat thoughout the Paralympic Regatta, France have missed taking the Gold Medal by one point from the German crew. Australia has taken the Bronze.

The Silver and Bronze medals were decided on a countback after France and Australia were tied on 36 points with three wins earlier in the series salvaging at least some Gallic pride.

None of the top three overall had an outstanding final day with placings of between fifth and seventh being recorded, with the French scoring DNF in the final race after gear failure.

The final two races in the 11 race series were won by Israel and Great Britain respectively who sailed well in the windiest day of the regatta in breezes from 11-13kts

SONAR FLEET OVERALL As of 13 SEP 2008 AFTER 11 RACES
PlaceNamePosNPC Code   Points per Race   Total PtsNet Pts
1234567891011
1KROKER JensSGER56314(11)52(9)45  
 PREM RobertC1              
 MAINKA SiegmundC2            5535
2JOURDREN Bruno LARHANT HerveS C1FRA411271(10)587(15) DNF  
 VIMONT-VICARY NicolasC2            6136
3HARRISON ColinSAUS8423331(10)(15)57  
 BOADEN RussellC1         OCS    
 MARTIN GraemeC2            6136
4STORDAHL JosteinSNOR62581(15)(9)1536  
 KRISTIANSEN Per EugenC1      OCS       
 WANG-HANSEN AleksanderC2            6137
5COHEN DrorSISR3(15)4(15)26612113  
 EFRATI ArnonC1  DSQ DSQ         
 VEXLER BennyC2            6838
6ROBERTSON John THOMAS Stephen STODEL HannahS C1 C2GBR(9)36(9)57863215941
7CHRISTOFOROU VasileiosSGRE2575(8)24(9)268  
 ALEXAS TheodorosC1              
 PATERAKIS NikolaosC2            5841
8DOERR RickSUSA19106(11)10234(11)2  
 ANGLE TimC1              
 DONOHUE BillC2            6947
9Mc CARTHY PaulSIRL710(12)(12)10534101211  
 RYAN PaulC1              
 WHEALEY Richard MartinC2            9672
10LI KeSCHN117841287(13)(13)99  
 WANG TaoC1              
 XU JingkunC2            10175
11KELLY Ken TERLSON DonS C1CAN1011(14)1094(14)8111013  
 SHAW MarcC2            11486
12COLLINETTI MarcoSITA(14)131376912116(14)10  
 VENTURINI MassimoC1              
 SQUIZZATO AntonioC2            11587