Spain Edges Australia For Sailing Gold

The final of women's match sailing had a dramatic finish, with a sailor overboard and the gold coming down to a single, decisive race, with Spain coming out on top.

A particularly wacky sailing occurrence happened in the third race between Spain and Australia with each side having won one race apiece. The Australian boat was overpowered by a wave and lost its skipper, Olivia Price as the boat rolled onto its side. The other two sailors in the race had to guide the boat back to retrieve Price while the Spanish boat sailed to an easy victory.

Australia took the next match to force a deciding fifth race, but were penalized for failing to give the Spanish boat right of way, allowing Spain once again to win the race - and this time, the gold medal - on a mistake.

Here's how the medal podium looked:

Women's Elliott 6m

Gold: Spain

Silver: Australia

Bronze: Finland

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