Friday, August 10, 2012
New Zealand Win Fourth Gold Medal in Women's 470 Sailing
New Zealand has claimed their fourth Olympic gold medal at the London Olympic Games with the women's 470 sailing crew leading their medal race in Weymouth. The crew of Olivia Powrie and Jo Aleh entered the race tied on points with the crew from Great Britain and needed only to finish ahead of the crew from the Olympic host country to claim gold.
They chose the correct side to approach the first mark from unlike GBR (Great Britain) who went the other way and their attempts to shift ways was blocked by the good old Aussies.
Awesome work girls. It is our first sailing gold by women outside of Barbara Kendall's boardsailing gold in Barcelona 1992.
New Zealand now has 4 Golds, 2 silvers and 5 bronze medals.
GBR finished 2 minutes and 30 seconds behind the kiwis. Well done to them too!