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Helena Lucas gold

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Forum Name: Olympic Sailing
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Printed Date: 16 May 22 at 7:21pm
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Topic: Helena Lucas gold
Posted By: Rupert
Subject: Helena Lucas gold
Date Posted: 10 Sep 12 at 10:14am
So, feeling that it is a shame that all we are discussing from the sailing is the penalty, I rather know something about the gold medal in the 2.4's.

Is this the first time that a gold medal has been won by a woman in an Open catagory in the Olympics or Paralympics? Anyone have the info up their sleeves, please?

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Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 10 Sep 12 at 10:24am
good question! Awesome performance from her, that's a super-competitive fleet by all accounts


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 10 Sep 12 at 10:26am
No its not. Hélène de Pourtalès was part of a gold medal winning crew in 1900, and I have a feeling their might have been some other female crew members back in the very early days.

First singlehanded sailor though to my knowledge.

Posted By: getafix
Date Posted: 10 Sep 12 at 7:19pm
Well done to her, IMO the icing on the cake of a great summer for team GBR, the <put-on> hand-ringing over the silvers "that could have been gold" is pretty poor stuff quite frankly, bloomin well done to the lot of 'em I say

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