The elite of the elite


Anorak time: We list at the greatest Olympians in history and look at the new contenders
Pos Sailor Nat Gold Score Silver Score Bronze Score Medals Tot 1 Paul Elvstrom  DAN 4: Firefly/London 1948, Finn/Helsinki 1952, Melbourne-Stockholm 1956, Rome 1960 12 0 0 0 4 12 2 Jochen Schuemann GER 3: Finn/Montreal 1976, Soling/Seoul 1988 - Atlanta 1996 9 1: Soling/Sydney 2000 2 0 4 11 Valentyn Mankin USSR 3: Finn/Mexico 1976, Tempest/Munich 1972, Star/Moscow 1980 9 1: Tempest/Montreal 1976 2 0 4 11 4 Torben Grael BRA 2: Star/Atlanta 1996, Star Athens 2004 6 1: Soling//Los Angeles 1984 2 2: Star/Seoul 1988, Sydney 2000 2 5 10 5 Ben Ainslie GBR 2: Finn 2004, Laser/Sydney 2000 6 1: Laser/Atlanta 1996 2 0 3 8 Magnus Konow NOR 2: 12m/Stockholm 1912, 8m/Antwerp 1920 6 1: 6m Berlin 1936 2 0 3 8 Mark Reynolds USA 2: Star/Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000 6 1: Star/Seoul 1988 2 0 3 8 Poul Hog Jensen DAN 2: Soling/Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 6 1: Dragon/Mexico 1968 2 0 3 8 Robert Scheidt BRA 2: Laser, 1996 and 2004 6 1: Laser/Sydney 2000 2 0 3 8 Rodney Pattisson GBR 2: Flying Dutchman/Mexico 1968, Munich 1972 6 1: Flying Dutchman/Montreal 1976 2 0 3 8 11 Jesper Bank DAN 2: Soling/Barcelona 1992, Sydney 2000,  6 0 1: Soling/Seoul 1988 1 3 7 Léon Huybrechts BEL 1: Olympic Class One Design/Paris 1924 3 2: 6m/London 1908, Antwerp 1920 4 0 3 7 Marcela Ferreira BRA 2: Star/Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004 6 0 1: Star/Sydney 2000 1 3 7 Paul Foerster USA 1: 470 Athens 3 2: Flying Dutchman/Barcelona 1992, 470 Sydney 2000 4 0 3 7 15 Barbara Kendall NZ 1: Lechner board/Barcelona 1992 3 1: Mistral/Atlanta 1996 2 1: Mistral/Sydney 2000 1 3 6 Ole Berntsen DAN 1: Dragon/Tokyo 1964 3 1: Dragon/Melbourne/Stockholm 1956 2 1: Dragon/London 1948 1 3 6 Andreas Brecke NOR 2: 8m/Stockholm 1912, 6m/Antwerp 1920 6 0 0 2 6 Bernd Jakel GER 2: Soling/Seoul 1988, Atlantic 1996 6 0 0 2 6 Erik Hansen DAN 2: Soling/Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 6 0 0 2 6 Haakon Barfod NOR 2: Dragon/London 1948, Helsinki 1952 6 0 0 2 6 Herman Whiton USA 2: 6m/London 1948, Helsinki 1952 6 0 0 2 6 Ingar Nielsen NOR 2: 10m/Antwerp 1920, 8m/Paris 1924 6 0 0 2 6 Johan Anker NOR 2: 12m Stockholm 1912, 6m Amsterdam 1928 6 0 0 2 6 Linton Hope FRA 2: 0.5-1 tonner and Open class/Paris 1900 6 0 0 2 6 Lord Currie FRA 2: 0.5-1 tonner and Open class/Paris 1900 6 0 0 2 6 Luis Doreste SPA 2: 470 men/Los Angeles 1984, Flying Dutchman Barcelona 1992 6 0 0 2 6 Nicolas Henard FRA 2: Tornado/Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 6 0 0 2 6 Shirley Robertson GBR 2: Yngling 2004, Europe 2000 6 0 0 2 6 Sigve Lie NOR 2: Dragon/London 1948, Helsinki 1952 6 0 0 2 6 Theresa Zabell SPA 2: 470/Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996 6 0 0 2 6 Thomas Flach GER 2: Soling/Seoul 1988, Atlantic 1996 6 0 0 2 6 Thor Thorvaldsen NOR 2: Dragon/London 1948, Helsinki 1952 6 0 0 2 6 Valdemar Bandolowski DAN 2: Soling/Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 6 0 0 2 6 Hans Peter Steinacher AUT 2: Tornado 2004/2000 6 0 0 2 6 Roman Hagara AUT 2: Tornado 2004/2000 6 0 0 2 6 36 Alessandra Sensini ITA 1: Mistral/Sydney 2000 3 0 2: Mistral 1996, 2004 2 3 5 Carlos Espinola ARG 0 2: Mistral/Atlantic 1996, Sydney 2000 4 1: Tornado 2004 1 3 5 Kevin Burnham USA 1: 470 Athens 2004 3 1: 470 1992 2 0 3 5 Agostino Straulino ITA 1: Star/Helsinki 1952 3 1: Star/Melbourne-Stockholm 1956 2 0 2 5 Carl Hellstrom SWE 1: 10m/Stockholm 1912 3 1: 8m/London 1908 2 0 2 5 Christian von Bulow DAN 1: Dragon/Tokyo 1964 3 1: Dragon/Melbourne/Stockholm 1956 2 0 2 5 Christopher Timms NZL 1: Tornado/Los Angeles 1984 3 1: Tornado/Seoul 1988 2 0 2 5 Eric Wallerius SWE 1: 10m/Stockholm 1912 3 1: 8m/London 1908 2 0 2 5 Folke Bohlin SWE 1: Dragon/Melbourne-Stockholm 1956 3 1: Dragon/London 1948 2 0 2 5 Hal Hanel USA 1: Star 1992 3 1: Star 1988 2 0 2 5 Harold Haenel USA 1: Star/Barcelona 1992 3 1: Star/Seoul 1988 2 0 2 5 Lars Thorn SWE 1:

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