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Brits capture Star for fourth sailing gold
The British team celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Star class.
Qingdao, China (Sports Network) - The British team of Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson won the gold medal in the Star class on the final day of sailing competition at the 2008 Olympics.

The duo finished in fifth place in the medal race, but easily held on to win gold. The Brazilian team of Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada and the Swedish tandem of Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom both finished with 53 points, but the Swedes were pushed to the bronze medal because of a 10th place finish in the medal race.

Loof and Ekstrom started the day in first place by two points, but because the medal race counts for double points they were pushed back to third in the blustery conditions.

It was the fourth sailing gold for the Brits at these Games and the sixth overall medal for the country, topping the sailing chart.

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