Sixteen nations win at Tokyo 2020

Published on August 4th, 2021

The long five year “quad” that was the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is done, with racing staggered for the ten sailing events from July 25 to August 4 in Enoshima, Japan. While the journey is the reward, performance is what gets inspected. The results are even more telling for the 32nd Olympiad due to the pandemic.

So what was learned?

As host, Japan had a massive advantage as they gained entry to every event and their competitors had been excluded from training at the venue for nearly two years, plus only home fans were in attendance. However, that earned them no medals and only two top ten finishes in the Two Person Dinghy events.

Canada qualified for six events while USA had teams in nine events, though both came home empty handed with top ten finishes in just two and three events, respectively. Top finisher was Sarah Douglas (CAN) in the One Person Dinghy (6th place).

Agony is the fourth place finish, just off the podium, with Spain collecting the most ”wooden medals’ at two. As for the good medals, they were shared by sixteen nations.

Great Britain ruled the waves with three gold among their five medals, followed by Netherlands, France, and Germany with three medals apiece, while Australia, Spain, and China each claimed two medals.

Medal winners for Team GBR (from left): Giles Scott, Dylan Fletcher, Stuart Bithell, Emma Wilson, Hannah Mills, Eilidh McIntyre, Anna Burnet, John Gimson.

Here are the final results:

Men’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 7
1. Australia – Matt Wearn, 53
2. Croatia – Tonci Stipanovic, 82
3. Norway – Hermann Tomasgaard, 85

Women’s One Person Dinghy – ILCA 6
1. Denmark – Anne-Marie Rindom, 78
2. Sweden – Josefin Olsson, 81
3. Netherlands – Marit Bouwmeester, 83

Men’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
1. Australia – Mathew Belcher/ Will Ryan, 23
2. Sweden – Anton Dahlberg/ Fredrik Bergstrom, 45
3. Spain – Jordi Xammar/ Nicolas Rodriguez Garcia-Paz, 55

Women’s Two Person Dinghy – 470
1. Great Britain – Hannah Mills/ Eilidh McIntyre, 38
2. Poland – Agnieszka Skrzypulec/ Jolanta Ogar, 54
3. France – Camille Lecointre/ Aloise Retornaz, 54

Men’s Skiff – 49er
1. Great Britain – Dylan Fletcher/ Stuart Bithell, 58
2. New Zealand – Peter Burling/ Blair Tuke, 58
3. Germany – Erik Heil/ Thomas Ploessel, 70

Women’s Skiff – 49erFx
1. Brazil – Martine Grael/ Kahena Kunze, 76
2. Germany – Tina Lutz/ Susann Beucke, 83
3. Netherlands – Annemiek Bekkering/ Annette Duetz, 88

Men’s One Person Dinghy Heavy – Finn
1. Great Britain – Giles Scott, 36
2. Hungary – Zsombor Berecz, 39
3. Spain – Joan Cardona Mendez, 51

Men’s Windsurfing – RS:X
1. Netherlands – Kiran Badloe, 37
2. France – Thomas Goyard, 74
3. China – Kun Bi, 75

Women’s Windsurfing – RS:X
1. China – Yunxiu Lu, 36
2. France – Charline Picon, 38
3. Great Britain – Emma Wilson, 38

Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17
1. Italy – Ruggero Tita/ Caterina Banti, 35
2. Great Britain – John Gimson/ Anna Burnet, 45
3. Germany – Paul Kohlhoff/ Alica Stuhlemmer, 63

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