With the Australian being the only sailor who could threaten Croatian gold, Stipanovi? engaged Burton in an aggressive duel before the start. However the match racing tactic backfired as the Australian turned the tables on his rival, with Stipanovi? given a 360 degree penalty by the jury for failing to keep clear of Burton.
Stipanovi? was a long way last off the start line and had to play catch-up during the race. Burton was near the back too, and Meech was looking to capitalise on the situation with the New Zealander threatening Australia for the silver. However, Burton moved through the fleet to finish third across the line while Stipanovi? never recovered from his bad start.
Robert Scheidt (BRA) didn't manage to win a record sixth Olympic sailing medal in front his home crowd, but he still gave the spectators on Flamengo Beach something to cheer about as the Brazilian legend sailed across the finish in first place.
Find information below on how to follow the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.
RESULTS / ENTRIES
A full list of sailors racing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games is available to view here - http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/qualification/sailors.php#.V6ZHvo6BLqM. Results are available here - https://www.rio2016.com/en/sailing-schedule-and-results
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