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Two Person Dinghy (470), Men

Date28 July – 4 August 2021
StatusOlympic
LocationEnoshima, Sagami-wan
Participants38 from 19 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best 9 of 10 scores to count for final placement, and advancement to the medal race.. Medal race points count double.

The 2016 gold medal had been won by Croatia, with Šime Fantela and Igor Marenić, but they did not compete in this event at Tokyo. The top ranked boat in the last year had been helmed by the Spaniards, Jordi Xammar and Nicolás Rodríguez, but the dominant crew in the last 10 years had been led by Mathew Belcher of Australia. Belcher had been World Champion in 2010-12 and Olympic Champion in 2012, alongside Malcolm Page, but had since been joined by Will Ryan, with whom he won the Worlds in 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Sweden’s Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström won the opening race, with Belcher and Ryan second. In race two Xammar and Rodríguez won while Belcher / Ryan finished fifth, but that was enough to move into the lead as Dahlberg and Bergström placed 15th, as they had to take several penalty turns on the first leg.

Australia would never be headed, leading after every subsequent race. Entering the medal race, Australia and Sweden had both won three races, but Australia’s lead was enough to guarantee it the gold medal. However, Belcher and Ryan made no suspense of it as they also won the medal race. Dalhberg / Bergström held on to win silver while Xammar and Rodríguez took bronze.

This was the fourth victory in the men’s 470 event for Australia, and the third for Mathew Belcher, as they had been the dominant nation in 470 Class sailing. This was also Australia’s fifth medal in the event, including Belcher and Ryan’s silver in 2016. With his gold medal Belcher became only the 10th Olympic sailor to win two golds and three medals in the same event. Belcher and Ryan had one of the most consistent performances in Tokyo sailing, dropping an eighth place as their discard.

Men and women had raced 470 Class since the 1988 Seoul Olympics but this would be the last time for both events, as they would be merged into a mixed two-person dinghy class (470) at the Paris Olympics in 2024.

PosPairNOCNet PointsTotal PointsRace #1Race #2Race #3Race #4Race #5Race #6Race #7Race #8Race #9Race #10Medal Race
1Mathew Belcher / Will RyanAUS23 31 2 (2)5 (5)1 (1)1 (1)4 (4)3 (3)2 (2)1 (1)2 (2)8 (8)2 (1)Gold
2Anton Dahlberg / Fredrik BergströmSWE45 60 1 (1)15 (15)8 (8)5 (5)6 (6)11 (11)1 (1)5 (5)3 (3)1 (1)4 (2)Silver
3Jordi Xammar / Nicolás RodríguezESP55 69 10 (10)1 (1)10 (10)6 (6)14 (14)1 (1)3 (3)2 (2)5 (5)7 (7)10 (5)Bronze
4Paul Snow-Hansen / Dan WillcoxNZL57 70 6 (6)2 (2)7 (7)7 (7)5 (5)7 (7)13 (13)8 (8)6 (6)3 (3)6 (3)
5Luke Patience / Chris GrubeGBR70 80 3 (3)8 (8)2 (2)4 (4)10 (10)5 (5)9 (9)6 (6)7 (7)10 (10)16 (8)
6Giacomo Ferrari / Giulio CalabròITA81 95 9 (9)9 (9)12 (12)9 (9)9 (9)4 (4)14 (14)3 (3)10 (10)2 (2)14 (7)
7Keiju Okada / Jumpei HokazonoJPN82 97 7 (7)4 (4)4 (4)11 (11)13 (13)9 (9)5 (5)4 (4)15 (15)13 (13)12 (6)
8Panagiotis Mantis / Pavlos KagialisGRE84 104 5 (5)6 (6)3 (3)[20] (DQ)15 (15)12 (12)8 (8)7 (7)4 (4)6 (6)18 (9)
9Stu McNay / Dave HughesUSA86 98 8 (8)12 (12)9 (9)10 (10)8 (8)8 (8)7 (7)9 (9)8 (8)11 (11)8 (4)
10Deniz Çınar / Ateş ÇınarTUR93 110 11 (11)14 (14)5 (5)3 (3)2 (2)10 (10)17 (17)13 (13)11 (11)4 (4)20 (10)
11Kévin Peponnet / Jérémie MionFRA84 100 4 (4)7 (7)11 (11)13 (13)12 (12)2 (2)11 (11)11 (11)13 (13)16 (16)
12Pavel Sozykin / Denis GribanovROC88 104 14 (14)13 (13)6 (6)12 (12)16 (16)6 (6)6 (6)10 (10)9 (9)12 (12)
13Xu Zangjun / Wang YangCHN95 110 15 (15)11 (11)13 (13)8 (8)11 (11)14 (14)4 (4)15 (15)14 (14)5 (5)
14Park Geon-U / Jo Seong-MinKOR104 121 17 (17)16 (16)14 (14)15 (15)3 (3)17 (17)15 (15)14 (14)1 (1)9 (9)
15Diogo Costa / Pedro CostaPOR104 121 13 (13)10 (10)15 (15)14 (14)1 (1)13 (13)10 (10)16 (16)12 (12)17 (17)
16Henrique Haddad / Bruno BethlemBRA116 135 16 (16)3 (3)17 (17)2 (2)18 (18)19 (19)12 (12)17 (17)16 (16)15 (15)
17Jacob Saunders / Oliver BoneCAN125 142 12 (12)17 (17)16 (16)16 (16)7 (7)15 (15)16 (16)12 (12)17 (17)14 (14)
18Tyler Justus Paige / Adrian HoeschASA159 178 18 (18)19 (19)18 (18)17 (17)17 (17)16 (16)19 (19)18 (18)18 (18)18 (18)
19Matias Montinho / Paixão AfonsoANG167 187 20 (DNF)18 (18)19 (19)18 (18)19 (19)18 (18)18 (18)19 (19)19 (19)19 (19)