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One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial), Women

Date8 – 16 August 2016
LocationMarina da Glória, Glória, Rio de Janeiro
Participants37 from 37 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.

Like in the men’s event, the ten preliminary women’s Laser Radial races had ten different winners. Britain’s Alison Young won the medal race, in addition to the tenth preliminary race, but she had acquired too many points previously to have any chance of a podium finish. Eventually, it was the 2012 silver medalist Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands, who took gold. She was certainly the most successful sailor in her class with World Championship gold in 2011 and 2014 and a silver in 2010 and 2015. Shortly after her victory in Rio, Bouwmeester claimed her third world title. In the medal race she had to control Denmark’s Anne-Marie Rindom and Ireland’s Annalise Murphy to hold on to her comfortable lead after the preliminaries. A seventh place in the medal race was good enough for gold. Rindom lost her second position after a disappointing eighth place in the medal race and had to be content with bronze. With a fifth place, Murphy had the best result of the leading trio in the medal race and edged out Rindom for silver.

The 2012 gold and bronze medalists were less fortunate. Belgium’s Evi Van Acker claimed to have contracted a gastric disease while training, probably from the pollution in Guanabara Bay - the only reported case of infection during the Rio regatta. PR China’s Xu Lijia, who had survived bone cancer before winning Olympic medals in 2008 (bronze) and 2012 (gold), didn’t reach the medal race following disqualification in three of the preliminary races. Without the disqualifications, for interference and contact with other boats, she would have been on top of the table after the preliminaries.

PosBoatNOCPointsRace 1Race 2Race 3Race 4Race 5Race 6Race 7Race 8Race 9Race 10Medal Race
1Marit BouwmeesterNED6164144166135214Gold
2Annalise MurphyIRL67113475217126710Silver
3Anne-Marie RindomDEN7158[38]3314622316Bronze
4Evi Van AckerBEL7821222916151121512
5Tuula TenkanenFIN86.64168.6214313821418
6Josefin OlssonSWE901757177431420106
7Gintarė ScheidtLTU913818812512214118
8Alison YoungGBR9313171226697101612
9Ashley StoddartAUS10786162811112311786
10Paige RaileyUSA13115292127252425422
11Lucía FalascaARG11371119152022115325
12Veronika Kozelská-FenclováCZE11311710169168221719
13Tina MihelićCRO124[38]311104143852316
14Mária ÉrdiHUN12520221526201018920
15Nazlı Çağla DönertaşTUR12716206922105271228
16Brenda BowskillCAN127930152010199201015
17Alicia CebriánESP13027924121382742112
18Xu LijiaCHN1353[38]31812[38][38]1913
19Tatsiana DrazdouskayaBLR137221051325172630136
20Manami DoiJPN139211418242423211521
21Mathilde de KerangatFRA1462315251417181491422
22Silvia ZennaroITA15910242318152115162817
23Tiril BueNOR1631818136192422251827
24Fernanda DecnopBRA1631419201928261623818
25Dolores MoreiraURU1851232222231282871124
26Elizabeth YinSGP19319292611232520173423
27Sara CarmoPOR2013431212518132929269
28Philipine van AanholtARU20624211732272721192426
29Stephanie LovellLCA2262925293330292432730
30Ines GmatiTUN23528233123213119283134
31Paloma SchmidtPER24831262827293018323029
32Kamolwan ChanyimTHA26825272731323430313831
33Nur Shazrin Binti Mohamad LatifMAS27426333330333531262933
34Cecilia WollmannBER29132283235353334333232
35Teau McKenzieCOK30330363437343233353435
36Florence AllanCAY30835343036383832343336
37Imène Cherif SahraouiALG32433353534383835383838