Team GB wins double gold in Olympic sailing; Italy, Brazil also top podium


The UK won two gold medals in sailing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday, on a day that marked four events at Enoshima Marina.

Their first came after a dramatic finish in the 49er men’s skiff race, in which the British couple Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell won gold by inches.

Less than an hour later, Giles Scott won two gold medals for Great Britain to continue the country’s dominance in the Finn class, the sixth consecutive title at the event.

Scott retained his Olympic title after starting the race nine points ahead.

There was silver for Team GB in the mixed foiling Nacra 17 in an event where Italy had the upper hand.

The Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze secured gold in the women’s 49er class after their victory in the last moments of the race.

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