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Video - Danish controversy in 49er class
An Olympic jury has rejected a fresh protest from Spain and Italy against Denmark's 49er gold medal.
Jason Warrer and Martin Kirketerp Ibsen borrowed a Croatian boat when their mast split on the way to the start.
Spain, the silver medalists, protested after Sunday's medal race but that appeal was rejected.
The new protest filed by the Spanish and Italian teams complained of errors in that ruling, but the protest was declared invalid.
There were demands the result be annulled because the race, which was held in horrendous conditions, started after the designated cut-off time.
Britons Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes were classified ninth after coming home sixth in the medal race.
Warrer and Ibsen, leading their nearest rivals by 11 points, returned to the dock, swapped boats with the Croatian team and raced it back to the startline after their mast split.
Croatia had already been eliminated from the competition.
Morrison and Rhodes, along with other crews, capsized more than once
Fierce gusts and choppy seas contributed to a dramatic medal race in which nearly all the 10 boats capsized at least once and two boats failed to finish.
The Danes finished seventh, nearly 12 minutes behind winners Iker Martinez and Xavier Fernandez, but that was enough to deny the Spanish defending champions gold by three points on their accumulated points total throughout the event.
Martinez and Fernandez, the 2004 Olympic champions, have now won silver after the protest failed, with German brothers Jan Peter Peckolt and Hannes Peckolt taking bronze.
GB were well outside the podium, whatever the result of the protest.