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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

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