Day 05 Afternoon Report


Sailing The Irish Sonar Class sailing team of Conor Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costelloe finished Race 5 in 10th place with the Dutch crew of Udo Hessels, Marcel van de Veen and Mischa Rossen taking top spot. After Race 5 the Dutch maintained their healthy lead over the Australian and USA crews in joint second in the overall competition. The Irish crew held onto 11th position after Race 5.

In Race 6, the Norwegian crew of Aleksander Wang-Hansen, Marie Solberg and Per Eugen Kristiansen took top billing with the French and Dutch boats completing the top three. Ireland again finished in tenth place.

In the overall standing, the Dutch crew remain in poll position but the Norwegian and French crews have pushed the Australians and Americans out of the medal positions with five races to go. The Irish crew have improved their standing by one place moving from 11th to 10th position.

Coming up… The Irish team are back at the Olympic Stadium this evening with John Carthy competing in the 100m T51 Final and Michael McKillop seeking his second Gold medal of the Games in the T37 1500m final


Sailing Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) Race 5 Result: 1. Netherlands 1pt, 2. USA 2pts, 3. Greece 3pts, 10. Ireland 10pts Race 6 Result: 1. Norway 1pt, 2. France 2pts, 3. Netherlands 3pts, 10. Ireland 10pts Overall Standings: 1. Netherlands 9pts, 2. Norway 19pts, 3. France 21pts, 10. Ireland 44pts

Equestrian Individual Freestyle Test – Grade II Result: Medallists: 1 N Baker (GBR) 82.800, 2. B Napel (GER) 77.400, 3. A Trabert (GER) 76150 E Byrne placed 4th with 75.250