As cryptic as it may be, here's the cut-out of the UPI new report
of the olympic sailing results
Also, here's a question. Based on this article, it looks like there
were 2 American men in the comptetition. Gebhart and BRUCE Kendall
I thought there were only
one person per country in windsurfing events (1 male - 1 female).
I also thought Ted Huang came in 2nd in the U.S. trials. What's
Kendall finished third in the final windsurfing race, still far ahead
of China's Zhang Xiaodong, who secured the silver.
Wellwishers lifted the 26-year-old Kendall on her board and carried
the winner around the dock.
``It's like a dream,'' a teary-eyed Kendall said. ``I won't feel like
I've got the gold until it's around my neck.'' The victors must wait
until Tuesday before collecting their accolades when medals in all 10
sailing categories are presented at one ceremony.
Kendall finished the last of 10 races in third place to retain her
No. 1 standing overall for the top laurel, matching the feat of her
brother Bruce at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Women's windsurfing made its debut at the Barcelona Games.
Medals in windsurfing are based on the best nine of 10 races. Kendall
ended up with two firsts, two seconds, three thirds, a sixth and
For 28-year-old Zhang the silver was a major triumph, the first
sailing medal ever won by China.
Zhang's performance on the fastest monohull sailing craft was
remarkable for its consistency topped by a final eighth place across the
Wrapping up the bronze was Dorien de Vries, 27, of Holland despite a
premature start on the last race. Guilty of the same infraction were
eight other competitors: France, Italy, Norway, Brazil, Argentina, Puru,
Canada and the *** Islands.
Emerging second in the 1989 world championships, Zhang, a student,
said she has been windsurfing for nine years. David, 22, deftly sailed
in first, with pursuing American Mike Gebhardt, the 1988 bronze
medalist, wrapping up the silver. Australia's Lars Kleppich,25, earned
The Frenchmn bumped Gebhart, 27, of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, into
second overall with his third-place finish.
Kleppich, 25, first in the 1988 European championship, retained third
place overall for the bronze.
A disappointed Bruce Kendall, 28, who had trained with his sister,
ended second in the race and fourth overall, unable to reach his goal of
an Olympic first. He was looking to join his sister as the first brother
and sister gold medalists in the same sport, the same year.