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Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Giles Scott wins gold medal in Finn class for Great Britain

Giles Scott’s gold medal victory comes just after Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell’s triumph in the men’s 49er class earlier on Tuesday; it is Scott’s second Olympic gold after he secured the Finn Olympic title at Rio 2016

Last Updated: 03/08/21 7:18am

Great Britain’s Giles Scott has won the gold medal in the men’s Finn class to retain his Olympic title in Tokyo.

It is Britain’s sixth successive title in the boat dating back to Iain Percy’s success in Sydney 21 years ago. Ben Ainslie then won three consecutive titles before Scott clinched his first gold in Rio.

He had a nine-point lead going into the final medal race but had to play catch-up after a poor start and crossed the line in fifth, which was just enough to keep him ahead of Hungary’s Zsombor Berecz.

The gold medal for Scott follows Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell’s triumph in the 49er men’s race at the Enoshima harbour earlier on Tuesday.

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