QINGDAO, China-- Paul Goodison claimed Laser gold at the Olympic Sailing Regatta in Qingdao on Tuesday, winning the third gold for Britain in the regatta.
Taking an 18-point lead into the double-points race, Paul Goodison used the tactic to block his nearest rival Sweden to maintain his lead in the medal race. He forced Sweden to the last of the 10-boat fleet through all the marks while Goodison himself keeping the 9th position till the end.
With a total of 63 points, Goodison added to Britain's already impressive collection of Yngling and Finn gold medals and 470 Men's silver. He also proved his talent was unquestionable to win his first Olympic gold despite the 4th position in Athens 2004.
Vasilij Zbogar from Slovenia took the silver medal, finishing 2nd in the medal race with 71 points overall. The bronze medal went to Diego Romero from Italy with 75 points total and 3nd finish in the medal race.
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