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Spain fails in fresh Dane protest

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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.

British 49er boat
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.

606: DEBATE

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.




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Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze TOTAL
1 also show each event results forGreat Britain 4 1 1 6
470 - Men's Two Person Dinghy 0 1 0
Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy 1 0 0
Laser - Men's One Person Dingh 1 0 0
RS:X - Women's Windsurfer 0 0 1
Star - Men's Keelboat 1 0 0
Yngling - Women's Keelboat 1 0 0
2 also show each event results forAustralia 2 1 0 3
470 - Men's Two Person Dinghy 1 0 0
470 - Women's Two Person Dingh 1 0 0
Tornado - Multihull 0 1 0
3 also show each event results forSpain 1 1 0 2
49er - Skiff 0 1 0
Tornado - Multihull 1 0 0
4 also show each event results forUSA 1 1 0 2
Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy 0 1 0
Laser Radial - Women's One Per 1 0 0
5 also show each event results forChina 1 0 1 2
Laser Radial - Women's One Per 0 0 1
RS:X - Women's Windsurfer 1 0 0
6 also show each event results forDenmark 1 0 0 1
49er - Skiff 1 0 0
7 also show each event results forNew Zealand 1 0 0 1
RS:X - Men's Windsurfer 1 0 0
8 also show each event results forNetherlands 0 2 0 2
470 - Women's Two Person Dingh 0 1 0
Yngling - Women's Keelboat 0 1 0
9 also show each event results forFrance 0 1 2 3
470 - Men's Two Person Dinghy 0 0 1
Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy 0 0 1
RS:X - Men's Windsurfer 0 1 0
10 also show each event results forBrazil 0 1 1 2
470 - Women's Two Person Dingh 0 0 1
Star - Men's Keelboat 0 1 0
11 also show each event results forItaly 0 1 1 2
Laser - Men's One Person Dingh 0 0 1
RS:X - Women's Windsurfer 0 1 0
12 also show each event results forLithuania 0 1 0 1
Laser Radial - Women's One Per 0 1 0
13 also show each event results forSlovenia 0 1 0 1
Laser - Men's One Person Dingh 0 1 0
14 also show each event results forArgentina 0 0 1 1
Tornado - Multihull 0 0 1
15 also show each event results forGermany 0 0 1 1
49er - Skiff 0 0 1
16 also show each event results forGreece 0 0 1 1
Yngling - Women's Keelboat 0 0 1
17 also show each event results forIsrael 0 0 1 1
RS:X - Men's Windsurfer 0 0 1
18 also show each event results forSweden 0 0 1 1
Star - Men's Keelboat 0 0 1

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GB Yngling women breeze to gold
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