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One Person Dinghy (Laser), Men

Date12 – 19 August 2008
LocationQingdao Aolinpike Fanchuan Zhongxin, Qingdao
Participants43 from 43 countries
FormatPoints awarded for placement in each race. Best 9 of 10 scores to count for final placement. Medal race points count double.

Eleven races were scheduled in Laser but only 10 could be held due to a lack of wind on 14 August. Brazil’s Robert Scheidt had won the gold medal in this event in 1996 and 2004, and then added the 2005 World Championship, his eighth World title in the class. He left this class wide-open, however, when he then switched over to the Star class, in which he won a silver medal in Qingdao. Britain’s Paul Goodison, who had been second to Scheidt at the 2005 World Championship and was a four-time European Champion, came through to win the Laser gold medal in 2008, taking a big lead into the medal race. Leading comfortably over Sweden’s Rasmus Myrgren, Goodison only had to avoid finishing last, and having Myrgren win the race, to win gold. Goodison engaged in a match race with Myrgren, preventing him from passing and pushing him back into last place, as Goodison finished ninth. This dropped Myrgren down to sixth overall, and clinched gold for Goodison. The beneficiary of this battle was Slovenian Vasilij Žbogar, who moved up to the silver medal after winning a bronze medal in Laser in 2004.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCNet PointsTPMRP
1Paul GoodisonGBR63 78 Gold
2Vasilij ŽbogarSLO71 95 Silver
3Diego RomeroITA75 111 Bronze
4Gustavo LimaPOR76 103
5Andrew MurdochNZL81 121
6Rasmus MyrgrenSWE83 105
7Julio AlsogarayARG92 123
8Jean-Baptiste BernazFRA104 138
9Mike LeighCAN109 137
10Kristian RuthNOR109 147
11Igor LisovenkoRUS96 133
12Luca RadelićCRO101 127
13Pavlos KontidesCYP113 148
14Javier HernándezESP121 165
15Evangelos CheimonasGRE130 174
16Maciej GrabowskiPOL131 163
17Alejandro FogliaURU133 169
18Kemal MuslubaşTUR146 188
19Andreas GeritzerAUT157 201
20Shen ShengCHN159 199
21Thomas BarrowsISV164 195
22Tom SlingsbyAUS164 204
23Anders NyholmDEN164 208
24Deniss KarpakEST166 207
25Andrew CampbellUSA174 218
26Matías del SolarCHI180 214
27Bruno FontesBRA184 223
28Ha Ji-MinKOR190 227
29Zsombor BereczHUN195 232
30Pierre Angelo ColluraFIN198 239
31Martin TrčkaCZE202 246
32Allan JulieSEY203 240
33Juan Ignacio MaegliGUA206 250
34Rutger van SchaardenburgNED215 253
35Yoichi IijimaJPN235 279
36Koh Seng LeongSGP239 283
37Christoph BottoniSUI241 285
38Kevin LimMAS249 293
39José RuizVEN249 289
40Raúl AguayoDOM258 296
41Marc SchmitLUX267 308
42Adil MohammadUAE272 315
43Greg DouglasBAR299 342