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11 August 2008, 10:07 am
Chinese Challenge Emerges On Day Three In Qingdao
The RS:X fleet get underway
The RS:X fleets completed their first two races today

2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Qingdao, China

Jian YIN of China stormed into the lead of the Women's Windsurfer fleet as the RS:X boards and 470s joined the Yngling, Finn and 49er fleets on the water on day three of the 2008 Olympic Sailing Competition.
The Men's and Women's RS:X fleets were racing close to the breakwater on course area A and Jian YIN (CHN), silver medallist at the Athens Olympic Games, gave the home fans plenty to cheers about with wins in both opening races. In the men's fleet Shahar ZUBARI of Israel showed the form that helped him gain selection for his country ahead of Athens gold medallist Gal FRIDMAN (ISR) with 1, 3 scores giving him the overall lead. Hong Kong's King Yin CHAN lies second with Aichen WANG of China in third; all-in-all an excellent day for the host nation on the boards.

The Men's and Women's Two Person Dinghy events also got underway today in the 470 dinghy. France and the Netherlands hold the overall lead after two races in both the men's and women's fleets respectively.

Along with YIN, the standout performers of the day were Nathan OUTTERIDGE and Ben AUSTIN of Australia in the 49er. They jump from seventh to first overall after a third and two race wins.

In the Finn fleet, double Olympic gold medallist Ben AINSLIE (GBR) has moved into the overall lead, whilst Great Britain continues to head the Yngling battle, although they're now closely followed by the Dutch.

Full race reports to follow…

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