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China's Xu Lijia wins women's laser radial gold

08-06-2012 22:50 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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China’s Xu Lijia has won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s sailing laser radial. The Netherlands’ Marit Bouwmeester won the silver and Belgium’s Evi Van Acker won the bronze.

Xu Lijia, who won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, quickly rebounded from being penalized for rocking the boat and opened a comfortable lead sailing on the Nothe Course on Weymouth Bay. The medals race came down to four sailors with a chance at gold.

Xu, Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands, Annalise Murphy of Ireland and Evi Van Acker of Belgium came into the final race separated by only one point. Bouwmeester took the silver and Van Acker the bronze. Murphy finished fourth and failed to win a medal after winning the first four races, including three in which she led at every mark.

China’s Xu Lijia has won the Olympic gold medal in the women’s sailing laser radial.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CCTV.com

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