The USA’s Tornado sailors John Lovell (New Orleans, La.) and Charlie Ogletree (Houston, Texas/Columbia, N.C.), who secured themselves at least a silver medal yesterday, will battle for gold tomorrow, when racing resumes for their class as well as for the Star class. This will be the final day of the Olympic Regatta 2004 in Athens, with one race scheduled for each of the two classes as a medal round. Also fighting for a medal position, albeit not assured, will be Star sailors Paul Cayard (Kentfield, Calif.) and Phil Trinter (Lorain, Ohio/Port Washington, N.Y.). They are currently in fourth overall while Lovell and Ogletree are in second.
There is no racing today, as the Tornados and Stars are observing a reserve day. The balance of the nine Olympic classes (11 divisions) competing on the Saronic Gulf off the Agios Kosmas Sailing Center in Greece, have completed their series. The USA has claimed one gold medal, in the 470 men’s division, won by Paul Foerster (Rockwall, Texas) and Kevin Burnham (Miami, Fla.).
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