Olympics: Gold for Australia in sailing

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Updated August 11, 2012

Australia overcame a nervy start to clinch gold in the men’s two-hander 470 sailing class with Britain taking silver.

Triple world champions Matthew Belcher and Malcolm Page edged a tight contest with their British challengers Luke patience and Stuart Bithell.

Argentina’s Lucas Calabrese and Juan de la Fuente deny Italy’s Gabrio Zandona and Pietro Zucchetti to pick bronze.

New Zealand’s women sailors fulfilled a pledge to go one better than their men by winning gold.

Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie sailed calmly round ahead of Great Britain’s Hannah mills and Saskia Clark.