Tokyo 2020 Sailing day 8: Australia's Matt Wearn set to win gold in the men’s laser dinghy

Wearn holds an unassailable lead in the laser men competition while the laser radial women's event is too close to call. Here’s everything you need to know about the eighth day of the Olympic sailing competition at Tokyo 2020 on 1 Aug 2021.

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What's happening?

The day's sailing gets underway at 12.00 pm (local) with further heats of the Finn Men and Foiling Nacra 17 Mixed, as well as the 470 men and women's events. It also features the medal races for the Laser Men and Laser Radial Women.

Who should I expect to see?

Australia's Matt Wearn has gained an unassailable lead in the men's laser and is all but certain to claim the Olympic gold medal.

He is 22 points ahead of his nearest rival, Hermann Tomasgaard of Norway, leaving the rest of the field to battle it out for the silver and bronze medals.

Rio 2016 bronze medallist Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark leads the women's laser radial race by seven points. Defending champion Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands is breathing down her neck in second place on the standings. Sweden's Josefin Olsson is lying in third place, just eight points behind Bouwmeester. Expect a nail-biting affair in Sunday's medals race.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Laser Men

1- Tom Burton (Australia)

2- Tonci Stipanovic (Croatia)

3- Sam Meech (New Zealand)

Laser Radial Women

1- Marit Bouwmeester (Netherlands)

2- Annalise Murphy (Ireland)

3- Anne-Marie Rindom (Denmark)

Competition schedule

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 12:00 - 18:00

Venue: Enoshima Yacht Harbour

  • Finn Men
  • 470 Men
  • 470 Women
  • Foiling Nacra 17 Mixed
  • Laser Men - Medal Race
  • Laser Radial Women - Medal Race


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