CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Final day of Paralympic sailing canceled by less wind

09-07-2012 08:45 BJT Special Report:2012 Paralympic Games |

LONDON, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- The final day of the London Paralympic regatta competition was canceled on Thursday because of less wind in Weymouth and Portland.

Sailing officials hoisted postponement flags early in the morning, then the waters of Portland Harbour remained glassy all day. The flags remained aloft until the 13:50 cut-off time laid down in the regatta rules.

With the final 11th race of the series abandoned, the gold, silver and bronze medals were decided on the basis of the overall standings established on Wednesday after the first 10 races.

Following are the medalists:

1-person keelboat 2.4mR

Gold: Helena Lucas, Britain

Silver: Heiko Kroger, Germany

Bronze: Thierry Schmitter, Netherlands

2-person keelboat SKUD18

Gold: Daniel Fitzgibbon/Liesl Tesch, Australia

Silver: Jen French/Jp Creignou, United States

Bronze: Alexandra Rickham/Niki Birrell, Britain

3-person keelboat Sonar

Gold: Udo Hessles/Marcel van de Veen/Mischa Rossen, Netherlands

Silver: Jens Kroker/Siegmund Mainka/Robert Prem, Germany

Bronze: Aleksander Wang-Hansen/Marie Solberg/Per Eugen Kristiansen, Norway

 

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program