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Sailing - 18. August 2008.

Aussies Claim 470 Gold

470 Women: GOLD!

Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinon have won Australia's second sailing Gold medal today, taking victory in the Women's 470 medal race.

sailing beijing 08 Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinon win gold


 

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.

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