Giles Scott is in a gold medal position and heads to the Finnish medal race in Olympic sailing on Tuesday
Sailing dominance for Great Britain: Defending champion Giles Scott finds form of life to secure Finn medal, while podium is also secured for John Gimson and Anna Burnet
Britain’s sailing team secured two more Olympic medals in Enoshima on Sunday, with Finnish defending champion Giles Scott and Nacra pair John Gimson and Anna Burnet now guaranteed to reach the podium.
Scott will enter Tuesday’s double points race in gold medal position, while Gimson and Burnet are set for silver behind Italian pair of Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti.
Emma Wilson won the sailing team’s first medal on Saturday with a bronze medal in women’s windsurfing and, with others well placed in the preliminary standings, there are hopes that the team will surpass the record six medals they won at the 2008 Games in 2008. achieved, can match or even overshadow. Beijing.
2016 gold medalist Giles Scott is in another gold medal position going into Tuesday’s race
Scott, who has won six out of ten previous races, said: “I probably sailed the best week of my life and hopefully I can finish it in a few days.
“I had to put on a good show today. The guys are piled up behind me and I’m not the only one who put together a great series.
“Go back four years and there are probably three people who almost would have won the regatta with a day left. To lead those guys to the medal race, you need to put in a great week.”
The number of sailing medals could rise before Scott returns to the water, with Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell finishing second from the men’s 49er on Monday, behind Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey have a great chance at a medal in the women’s 49er as they enter their double points race in fifth place.
Anna Burnet (left) and John Gimson (right) are guaranteed to reach the podium on Tuesday