Olympics: Van Rijsselberge surfs to sailing Gold

August 7th, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Aug 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Dorian van Rijsselberge of the Netherlands won the Olympic windsurfing medal race Tuesday, clinching the regatta gold he had already guaranteed in style.

Van Rijsselberge coasted to first place after winning six of the first nine races, topping the standings in the RS-X sailboard class.

Nick Dempsey of Britain took the silver, with Poland’s Przemyslaw Miarczynski winning bronze.

It may the last Olympic appearance of windsurfing, with kite racing bidding to replace it in Rio de Janeiro in four years’ time.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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