Giles Scott of Great Britain wins Gold in Finn Sailing

Great Britain’s sailor Giles Scott won the gold medal in the Finn class of Sailing event of Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Tuesday, August 16.

Giles Scott of Great Britain wins Gold in Finn Sailing

Giles Scott was already in a winning position in the points tally before the finals and he just needed to complete the finals to won the gold medal. He ended with a score of 36 points (lowest scorer wins), much below the score of next best contestant.

Giles Scott, had a poor start to the event, finishing 17th in his first race but improved through the competition, winning 3 of his 10 races, with 2 second-place finishes and 2 third place finishess to win the Olympic title.

Slovenia’s Vasilij Zbogar won the silver medal with a score of 68 points

USA’s Caleb Paine won the bronze medal with a score of 76 points.

This is Great Britain’s 19 gold medal and now they are placed at No. 2 in the medal tally of Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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