Olympics: AST Update - 470 Women Win Gold

Parkinson & Rechichi dockside after winning Gold - Day 10 Olympics - Qingdao 2008
Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinon have won Australia's second sailing Gold medal today, taking victory in the Women's 470 medal race.

The Perth women, who are the youngest crew in the Australian Sailing Team at 22 and 21, went into the race with an 18 point lead. They played a safe race, covering their biggest threat The Netherlands throughout. The Australians crossed the line 9th to finish with a clear 10 point lead to claim the Gold Medal.

Rechichi and Parkinson have made their Olympic debut in Qingdao.

Both the Men's 470 and Women's 470 crews are coached by Victor Kovalenko.

A full wrap of Australia's sailing results for the day will be done once all racing is complete.

470 - Women - Overall Results
POSCountrySkipper/Crew
12345678910Medal RaceTotalNet
1AUSElise Rechichi2241-942532185243
Tessa Parkinson
2NEDMarcelien De Koning3195221074-16106953
Lobke Berkhout
3BRAFernanda Oliveira11-1651076627427660
Isabel Swan
4ISRNike Kornecki813128-1931111548566
Vered Buskila
5ITAGiulia Conti147636114-1912669475
Giovanna Micol
6GBRChristina Bassadone-20834151383155810282
Saskia ClarkDSQ
7CZELenka Smidova64-1211115111191149583
Lenka Mrzilkova
8AUTSylvia Vogl9-20137171136111610484
Carolina FlatscherDSQ
9GERStefanie Rothweiler76119512-2088121211090
Vivien KussatzOCS
10ESPNatalia Via-Dufresne4526131013-172172010992
Laia Tutzo


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