Medals decided in SKUD 18 on final day

Canada won the Bronze Medal in the Skud 18 class at the 2008 Paralympics, Qingdao

Although Nick Scandone and Maureen Mckinnon-Tucker of the USA had won the Gold medal in a canter yesterday, the Silver and Bronze medals were still in doubt going into Saturday's final day of racing in the two person SKUD 18 keelboat class at the 2008 Paralympics.

Australia won the Silver medal with Canada taking the Bronze, after two races were sailed today in 11-13kts winds on Fushan Bay, Qingdao to conclude the 2008 Paralympics.

The top three competitors dominated the racing all series and today was no different, with Scandone and Mckinnon-Tucker taking second place, in Race 9, in what may sadly be the last race of Scandone's life. The Gold Medallists elected not to start in the final race of the regatta winning by a healthy seven point margin, the biggest of the three classes sailing at Qingdao.

Daniel Fitzgibbon and Rachael Cox of Australia wrapped up the Silver medal with a first and second place in the two races sailed in very fresh 11-13kts winds to take second overall by three points from John Scott McRoberts and Stacie Louttit of Canada.

In fourth overall were Hailang Jia and Xiujua Yang of the host nation China, their best performing crew in this regatta, 14 points adrift of the Bronze medal.

SKUD 18 FLEET OVERALL As of 13 SEP 2008 AFTER 10 RACES
PlaceNamePosNPC Code   Points per Race   Total PtsNet Pts
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1SCANDONE Nick McKINNON TUCKER MaureenS CUSA2111(3)2112(12) DNS 2611
2FITZGIBBON Daniel COX RachaelS CAUS(4)22224(9)312 3118
3McROBERTS John Scott LOUTTIT StacieS CCAN3333132(8)(4)3 3321
4JIA Hailiang YANG XiujuanS CCHN147756(8)4(8)1 5135
5BIRRELL NikiSGBR55(8)(8)414774   
 RICKHAM AlexandraC            5337
6LOKE Sin Ying MATRIN Al MustakimS CMAS(10)6(12) DSQ5656236 6139
7FRESK Carl-Gustaf JACOBSSON NILEN BirgittaS CSWE6(9)447(12) RAF3597 6645
8TAN Wei Qiang JovinSSIN7756(8)77(11)55   
 LIM Kok Liang DesireeC            6849
9AMARAL BentoSPOR886(9)(9)85668   
 SILVANO LuisaC            7355
10KELEHAN Amy TWOMEY JohnS CIRL9(10)9(10)109109109 9575
11SOLLIQUE Pedro PINPIN CherryS CPHI(11)(11)1011111011101110 10684