If the Danes are disqualified Spain's Iker MARTINEZ and Xabier FERNANDEZ, winners of the Medal Race, will have retained the title they won in Athens fours years ago.
With a big swell and stormy conditions with gusts up of 20 knots and more, the 49er Medal Race was simply incredible. The Austrians led for much of the race, with the Italians in second and the Australians third. This put the Aussies and Italians in a battle for gold and when the Austrians crashed up, the Aussies took the lead and the Italians capsized, it looked like gold would go to Nathan OUTTERIDGE and Ben AUSTIN (AUS). However they capsized close to the finish on the final run, the Spanish kept their boat upright and crossed the line in first.
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