Olympic Update- Greece Wins Bronze Medal in Sailing

first_imgPanagiotis Mantis and Pavlos Kagialis won the bronze medal on Thursday in the men’s 470 class sailing event. The medal count is now up to five for Greece.Sime Fantela and Igor Marenic of Croatia won the gold medal in the men’s 470 class in the Rio Games sailing regatta. Thursday’s win is the first sailing gold medal for Croatia. Tonci Stipanovic won Croatia’s first ever sailing medal two days earlier when he took the silver in the Laser class. The Croatians came into the medal race with an 11-point lead and finished eighth among the 10 boats for a final 15-point margin, the Associated Press reported.Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan took the silver after a tight battle against Greece’s Mantis and Kagialis, who got the bronze. Belcher won the gold medal in London four years ago with Malcolm Page, who then retired from Olympic sailing, as AP reported.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more