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Britain wins Laser gold at Olympic sailing
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14:34, August 19, 2008

Paul Goodison claimed Lasergold at the Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao on Tuesday, winning thethird gold for Britain in the regatta.

Taking an 18-point lead into the double-points race, PaulGoodison used the tactic to block his nearest rival Sweden tomaintain his lead in the medal race. He forced Sweden to the lastof the 10-boat fleet through all the marks while Goodison himselfkeeping the 9th position till the end.

With a total of 63 points, Goodison added to Britain's alreadyimpressive collection of Yngling and Finn gold medals and 470 Men'ssilver. He also proved his talent was unquestionable to win hisfirst Olympic gold despite the 4th position in Athens 2004.Vasilij Zbogar from Slovenia took the silver medal, finishing2nd in the medal race with 71 points overall. The bronze medal wentto Diego Romero from Italy with 75 points total and 3nd finish inthe medal race.

Source:Xinhua

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