Fantela and Marenic clinch gold in men’s 470 class

The Croatians came into the medal race with an 11-point lead and finished eighth among the 10 boats for a final 15-point margin. Where as, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Britain has won the medal in the women’s 470 class at the Rio Games sailing regatta.

Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic of Croatia celebrate their gold medal.   -  Reuters

Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic wins Gold in men's 470 class Sailing regatta

Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic of Croatia have won the gold medal in the men’s 470 class in the Rio Games sailing regatta. Thursday’s win is the first sailing gold medal for Croatia. Tonci Stipanovic won Croatia’s first ever sailing medal two days earlier when he took the silver in the Laser class.

The Croatians came into the medal race with an 11-point lead and finished eighth among the 10 boats for a final 15-point margin. Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan took the silver after a tight battle against Greece’s Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis, who got the bronze.

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Britain wins Gold in women's 470 class

Belcher won the gold medal in London four years ago with Malcolm Page, who then retired from Olympic sailing. Where as, Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark of Britain has won the medal in the women’s 470 class at the Rio Games sailing regatta. Mills and Clark clinched two days ago and needed simply to finish Thursday’s medal race.

Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha of the United States jumped into an early lead in the medal race and was in silver medal position. But it dropped to sixth and then fouled the Japanese boat, dropping them to last place in the 10-boat race and out of the medals.

New Zealand’s Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie, the 2012 gold medalists, rallied for the silver medal after two disqualifications in the preliminary series. Camille Lecointre and HşlŞne Defrance won the bronze.

Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze of Brazil wins Gold in women's 49erFX sailing regatta

Brazil’s Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze has won the women’s 49erFX gold medal in a dramatic finish to the Rio Games sailing regatta.

The duo won Brazil’s only medal in the Olympic regatta, taking the lead from New Zealand’s Alex Maloney and Molly Meech late in the medal race Thursday and holding off the Kiwis by two seconds.

Grael is the daughter of Torben Grael, who counts two golds among his five Olympic sailing medals. Martine Grael and Kunze hugged right after the finish and tumbled into Guanabara Bay. It then capsized it's boat.

Denmark’s Jena Hansen and Katja Steen Salskov-Iversen won the bronze.

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke win men's 49er gold

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took the men's 49er sailing gold with a dominant victory. The four-time world champions were assured of gold going into the double-points final in the two-person skiff class.

Australia's Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen came up with silver and Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel took the bronze.

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