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ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS | YACHTING

Brazilian Sailors Are Golden

July 30, 1996

Brazil's Torben Grael turned the Star class tables on Mark Haenel of Los Angeles and Mark Reynolds of San Diego in the water off Savannah, Ga.

Grael had finished 11th in the 1992 Games in Barcelona, with Haenel and Reynolds winning the gold medal, but on Monday, Grael and Marcello Ferreira were golden.

"It was a great relief to win after our poor performance in Barcelona," Grael said.

Reynolds and Haenel were eighth and Canada's highly regarded team of Ross MacDonald and Eric Jespersen was 14th.

The Australian team of Colin Beashel and David Giles were penalized for a premature start in the Star class, but they claimed the bronze medal. The silver went to Sweden's Hans Wallen and Bobby Lohse.

Nikolaos Kaklamanakis of Greece won the gold medal in the men's Mistral.

Two golds clinched Sunday became official: Lee Lai-shan of Hong Kong in women's windsurfing and Mateusz Kusznierewicz of Poland in the Finn class.

The gold medal in Tornado was clinched by Spain's Jose Luis Ballester and Fernando Leon. Scrambling today for silver and bronze will be John Lovell of New Orleans and Charlie Ogletree of Kemah, Texas, plus four other teams.

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MEDALISTS

YACHTING

Men's Finn

GOLD--Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Poland

SILVER--Sebastien Godefroid, Belgium

BRONZE--Roy Heiner, Netherlands

Men's Mistral

GOLD--Nikolaos Kaklamanakis, Greece

SILVER--Carlos Espinola, Argentina

BRONZE--Gal Fridman, Israel

Women' Mistral

GOLD--Lee Lai-shan, Hong Kong

SILVER--Barbara Kendall, New Zealand

BRONZE--Alessandra Sensini, Italy

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