While Sam Meech was securing Laser bronze, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke went out and extended their leading margin in the 49er class to become unbeatable and are now assured of Olympic gold after they sail Thursdays medal race.
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders sailed the race of their lives with a brilliant medal race victory in the Nacra class, but their fate was determined by the order in which the other nations crossed and they narrowly missed out on the podium and finish 4th.
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie have pulled out a stunning performance today. Lying 7th overall after setbacks during the week the women went out and won races eight and nine back to back in the womens 470, and move up to lie 2nd overall going into tomorrows medal race.
Great Britain are so extended on points that Aleh and Powrie will do battle with crews from USA, France and Japan to decide the silver and bronze medals.
Things couldnt be closer going into the 49erFX medal race and kiwis Alex Maloney and Molly Meech are in contention for podium finish with just the medal race remaining. After today the womens skiff pair is amidst a four way pile-up at the top of the leader-board.
With one point separating 1st and 4th, and then a 28 point gaps, Thursdays medal race will determine which of the four crews get the medals, and in which order.
Josh Junior was 4th in the Finn medal race and he wraps up the Rio Olympic Games with a 7th overall.
In the mens 470 Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox have a place in the starting line-up for the Mens 470 class. They go in lying 9th overall.
49er Medal Race line-up (provisional) featuring Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) - 33 points
Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel (GER) - 67 points
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen (AUS) - 70 points
Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Alain Sign (GBR) - 80 points
Jonas Warrer and Christian Peter Lbeck (DEN) - 92 points
Julien d'Ortoli and Noe Delpech (FRA) - 96 points
Yago Lange and Klaus Lange (ARG) - 97 points
Ryan Seaton and Matthew Mcgovern (IRL) - 103 points
Diego Botn le Chever and Iago Lpez Marra (ESP) - 108 points
Lukasz Przybytek and Pawel Kolodzinski (POL) - 108.3 points
49erFX Medal Race line-up featuring Alex Maloney and Molly Meech
Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez and Berta Betanzos Moro (ESP) - 46 points
Martine Soffiatti Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) - 46 points
Jena Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN) - 46 points
Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) - 47 points
Sarah Steyaert and Aude Compan (FRA) - 75 points
Giulia Conti and Francesca Clapcich (ITA) - 76 points
Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth (GBR) - 81 points
Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) - 85 points
Paris Henken and Helena Scutt(USA) - 94 points
Victoria Jurczok and Anika Lorenz (GER) - 94 points
Womens 470 Medal Race line-up (provisional) featuring Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie
Hannah Mills and Saskia Clarke (GBR) - 28 points
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie (NZL) - 48 points
Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha (USA) - 49 points
Camille Lecointre and Hlne Defrance (FRA) - 50 points
Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka (JPN) - 52 points
Afrodite Zegers and Anneloes van Veen (NED) - 59 points
Tina Mrak and Veronika Macarol (SLO) - 65 points
Fernanda Oliveira and Ana Luiza Barbachan (BRA) - 68 points
Lara Vadlau and Jolanta Ogar (AUT) - 74 points
Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Irmina Gliszczynska (POL) - 96 points
Mens 470 Medal Race line-up (provisional) featuring Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox
Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic (CRO) - 27 points
Panagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis (GRE) - 38 points
Mathew Belcher and William Ryan (AUS) - 40 points
Stuart Mcnay and David Hughes (USA) - 67 points
Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrm (SWE) - 69 points
Luke Patience and Chris Grube (GBR) - 69 points
Matthias Schmid and Florian Reichstdter(AUT) - 73 points
Sofian Bouvet and Jeremie Mion (FRA) - 79 points
Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox (NZL) - 92 points
Yannick Brauchli and Romuald Hausser (SUI) - 92 points
NZL Sailing Team Results
Sam Meech (Laser) Bronze Medal Laser
Gemma Jones and Jason Saunders (Nacra) 4th
Josh Junior (Finn) 7th
Full results are available on the Rio 2016 website: https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results
Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie - W470 - Medal Race (1305 Brazil/0405 NZ)
Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox - M470 - Medal Race (1405 Brazil/0505 NZ)
Alex Maloney and Molly Meech - 49erFX - Reserve Day
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke - 49er - Reserve Day
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