After the decision was announced, IBSEN, clearly exhausted after a sleep-ness night, said that during the past 24 hours he had gone through the full range of emotions. "I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy. You're down, you're up, you're down. You think you win, you lose. In my heart I hoped for it, but that's one thing. Another thing is what will happen in the Jury room," he said.
Reflecting on yesterday's incredible Medal Race he added, "It's unreal. We snapped the mast, we go in, we take the Croatian boat. We make the start with 4 seconds. If we had been 4 seconds later we wouldn't have been Olympic Champions. And then the protest and the postponement of the protest. Everything is just unreal."
If the Danes had been disqualified from the race MARTINEZ and FERNANDEZ would have been crowned Olympic Champions for the second time. However after the Jury's decision was announced the Spanish congratulated and paid tribute to the Danes in a great act of sportsmanship. "Now I'm just thinking how important for us it is to win a second medal," said MARTINEZ. "The first thing I did was to say congratulations to the Danish guys; they are the new Olympic Champions. They sailed very well and I have to say to them they did a really good job. Congratulations to them and we are very happy to have our second Olympic medal."
Read our full report on yesterday's incredible 49er Medal Race here.
You can read the full decision when it is posted in our Protests & Communications section here.
The medal ceremony for the Skiff event will take place later today.
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