Sailing: GB’s Ainslie lands fourth gold for record

Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor.

Reuters August 06, 2012

WEYMOUTH: Britain’s Ben Ainslie became the most successful Olympic sailor, winning gold in the single-handed Finn class to claim a record-breaking fifth consecutive medal. Sailing in perfect, sunny conditions on home waters off the south coast of England, Ainslie added to his three golds and a silver in successive Games by beating Danish sailor Jonas Hogh-Christensen into the silver medal position on points. Unfancied at the start of the Olympics, the Dane struggled to find the winning form he has shown all week and failed in his mission to defend the record of four golds held since 1960 by fellow countryman Paul Elvstrom.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.