Source: Xinhua

08-18-2008 17:10

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

QINGDAO, East China, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Australian crew Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson completed an Australian double in the 470 fleets by being crowned the gold medallists in the women's two person Dinghy event at the Olympic Sailing Regatta here on Monday.

Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson of Australia wave to spectators with the Australian national flag after the 470 Women Medal Race at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games sailing event at Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center in Qingdao, an-Olympic co-host city in eastern China's Shandong Province, Aug. 18, 2008. Australian pair Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson won the gold medal. (Xinhua Photo)
Elise Rechichi and Tessa Parkinson of Australia wave to spectators 
with the Australian national flag after the 470 Women Medal Race at 
the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games sailing event at Qingdao Olympic Sailing 
Center in Qingdao, an-Olympic co-host city in eastern China's 
Shandong Province, Aug. 18, 2008. Australian pair Elise Rechichi 
and Tessa Parkinson won the gold medal. (Xinhua Photo)

Leading the preliminaries with an 18-point margin over the Netherlands, the Australian pair tried to block its nearest rival from the first mark, finishing 9th and 10th respectively. The Netherlands managed to escape the block to leave the Australians the last in the second mark.