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Gold for Australian Sonar team at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition

by Richard Aspland, World Sailing 16 Sep 2016 22:37 BST 12 September 2016

Colin Harrison, Russell Boaden and Jonathan Harris have won gold, pending any protests, in the Three Person Keelboat (Sonar) at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition with a race to spare.

Sailing at a consistently high level all week, Harrison, Boaden and Harris take a 24-point advantage in to the final race of the competition which puts them out of reach of their nearest rivals, USA, in second.

The win confirms a second medal for Australia at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and takes their medal tally to two guaranteed golds following Daniel Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch's win the Two Person Keelboat (SKUD18) earlier in the day.

The gold will be a second medal for both Harrison and Boaden as they claimed bronze in Beijing 2008, sailing with Graeme Martin. It is Harris' first Paralympic medal.

The fight for silver and bronze will continue to the final day with USA and Canada in pole position for the remaining medals.

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