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2004 Olympics - Men and Women

Published Date: 26/01/2010

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Athens, Greece

Full circle for the modern Olympics as they returned to Athens. The sailing venue was at Agios Cosmos, some 14km south of Athens city centre and close to the old airport. A harbour was built here in the 1960s and it was expanded and modernised for the Games into a huge venue. When a Meltemi blew it flushed out the Athens city bowl and the Acropolis was in clear view from the course area. Other times, notably in the second week of competition, the sea breeze was the dominant force and became weaker the closer courses were to Piraeus. Sailors had different views of their Athens experience, correlated to whether they got the best of the first week’s breeze or worst of the second week’s.

Greek celebrations were ecstatic when Sofia Bekatorou and Aimilia Tsoulfa won the 470 Women’s class.

Though match racing had been dropped from the Games, Americans Kevin Burnham and Paul Foerster were engaged in one by Britons Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield for the 470 Men’s gold, the result going the Americans’ way. Forester had won Flying Dutchman silver 12 years earlier in Barcelona, and a silver in the 470 in 2000, whilst Burnham had claimed a Silver in 1992.

470 Men

Position Crew Nation
1 Paul FOERSTER
Kevin BURNHAM
USA  
2 Nick ROGERS
Joe GLANFIELD
GBR  
3 Kazuto SEKI
Kenjiro TODOROKI
JPN  
4 Johan MOLUND
Martin ANDERSSON
SWE  
5 Gildas PHILIPPE
Nicolas LE BERRE
FRA  
6 Sven COSTER
Kalle COSTER
NED  
7 Alvaro MARINHO
Miguel NUNES
POR  
8 Alexandre PARADEDA
Bernardo ARNDT
BRA  
9 Eugen BRASLAVETS
Igor MATVIENKO
UKR  
10 Gabrio ZANDONA
Andrea TRANI
ITA  
11 Lukcas ZELLMER
Felix KRABBE
GER  
12 Nathan WILMOT
Malcolm PAGE
AUS  
13 Javier CONTE
Juan DE LA FUENTE
ARG  
14 Tomaz COPI
Davor GLAVINA
SLO  
15 Gideon KLIGER
Udi GAL
ISR  
16 Gerald OWENS
Ross KILLIAN
IRL  
17 Dmitry BEREZKIN
Mikhail KRUTIKOV
RUS  
18 Andreas KOSMATOPOULOS
Kostas TRIGONIS
GRE  
19 Tomislav BASIC
Petar CUPAC
CRO  
20 Gustavo MARTINEZ
Dimas WOOD
ESP  
21 Tomasz STANCZYK
Tomasz JAKUBIAK
POL  
22 Lukas ERNI
Simon BRUEGGER
SUI  
23 Daeyoung KIM
Sung Ahn JUNG
KOR  
24 Selim KAKIS
Kaan OZGONENC
TUR  
25 Kristian Skjoedt KJAERGAARD
Mads Moller HANSEN
DEN  
26 Andrew BROWN
Jamie HUNT
NZL  
27 Peter CZEGAI
Csaba CSEREP
HUN  

470 Women

 

Position Crew Nation
1 Sofia BEKATOROU
Emilia TSOULFA
GRE  
2 Natalia VIA-DUFRESNE
Sandra AZON
ESP  
3 Therese TORGERSSON
Vendela ZACHRISSON
SWE  
4 Vesna DEKLEVA
Klara MAUCEC
SLO  
5 Katie McDOWELL
Isabelle KINSOLVING
USA  
6 Susanne WARD
Michaela WARD
DEN  
7 Christina BASSADONE
Katherine HOPSON
GBR  
8 Vlada ILIENKO
Natalia GAPONOVICH
RUS  
9 Lisa WESTERHOF
Margriet MATTHIJSSE
NED  
10 Ingrid PETITJEAN
Nadege DOUROUX
FRA  
11 Yuka YOSHISAKO
Mitsuko SATAKE
JPN  
12 Maria FERNANDA SESTO
Paula REINOSO
ARG  
13 Jennifer PROVAN
Nikola GIRKE
CAN  
14 Jenny ARMSTRONG
Belinda STOWELL
AUS  
15 Stefanie ROTHWEILER
Monika LEU
GER  
16 Shelley HESSON
Linda DICKSON
NZL  
17 Fernanda OLIVEIRA
Adriana KOSTIW
BRA  
18 Nike KORNECKI
Vered BUSKILA
ISR  
19 Marta WEORES Anna PAYR HUN  
20 Elisabetta SACCHEGGIANI
Myriam CUTOLO
ITA  

 

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