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Last Updated: Thursday, 26 August, 2004, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK
Britain's sailing showdown
All the action from the Olympic sailing regatta in the Saronic Gulf. (all times BST)

GB 49er sailors Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks
Draper (left) and Hiscocks need to win to have a chance of gold

Britons Chris Draper and Simon Hiscocks pick up a bronze medal after Thursday's tense final 49er race in light winds.

The British pair needed to win and hope leaders Spain finished worse than 12th - with second-placed crew Ukraine not second - to secure gold.

1218: Germany win, Norway are second, Ukraine are third. Britain finish sixth and take bronze, while Spain win overall.

1216: Britain are following Ukraine closely but the Ukraine crew are covering their every move as they try to secure their silver medal. Germany lead with Norway second.

1212: At the upwind mark for the second time, Germany and Norway squeeze back in front of Ukraine with Great Britain close behind in fourth.

1205: On the first downwind leg, Ukraine make huge gains and round the bottom mark first. GB move up to fourth and Spain climb to seventh.

1158: Norway lead around the first mark followed closely by Germany and Ukraine. Britain round in fifth with Spain six places further back.

1155: In the light airs, the crews must step gingerly around the boat to retain boatspeed.

1151: Britain are ahead of Spain but must decide which boat to track - Ukraine on the left of the race track or the Spanish on the right.

1149: The gun goes and the French team are across the line early and must go back. Britain cross safely and are watching the Spanish and Ukraine closely.

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