Five medal disappointment


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RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park on the British sailing team's performance at London 2012
Overall at London 2012, Australia came out decidedly as the top sailing nation with their three gold medals – Tom Slingsby in the Laser, Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen in the 49er and Mat Belcher/Malcolm Page in the 470 Men – plus silver for Olivia Price’s young crew in the Women’s Match Racing. So for the first time in the last four Olympic Games, Team GBR wasn't the top nation. In fact with Olympic scoring counting the number of golds a nation scores first, then Team GBR wasn't even second, falling in behind Spain, which won two gold s(Marina Alabau in the RS:X Women and Tamara Echegoyen’s team in the Women’s Match Racing) to compared to Britain’s one (Ben Ainslie in the Finn). However Britain did win the most medals with five and if you do the tally so that a Gold counts for 3, silver 2 and bronze 1 then, Britain came out level pegging with Australia: Pos Nat G S B Tot G S B

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