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Tom Burton wins Olympic Gold !!!

Tom Burton wins Olympic Gold !!!

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Sailor Tom Burton has snatched a gold for Australia in the men’s laser race. Tonci Stipanovic takes silver and Sam Meech goes home with the bronze.

Burton had to finish five places ahead of Croatian sailor Tonci Stipanovic in order to collect the points he needed for the gold.

At the end of the 10 race series, Burton crossed the line in third position in the medal race ahead of Stipanovic in ninth, and it was enough for the gold.

Earlier in the day Ashley Stoddart finished ninth in the women’s laser radial medal race, a great result !

Marit Bowmeester took gold, Annalise Murphy took silver and Anne-Marie Rindom took home the bronze.

Full results

Congratulations Tom !!