Olympics: Spain's Marina Alabau wins women's windsurfing gold

Associated Press
Aug 07, 2012 at 07:52pm IST

London: Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing on Tuesday in the discipline's final race in the games.

Alabau came into the medals race with a 14-point lead and preserved it by finishing first.

Windsurfing got the heave-ho from the lineup for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a vote in May, replaced by kiteboarding. The International RS:X Class Association filed a legal challenge last week against the International Sailing Federation.

Olympics: Spain's Alabau wins windsurfing gold

Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing on Tuesday.

Tuuli Petaja of Finland jumped from third place overall to take the silver medal thanks to a fourth-place finish in the medals race. Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka jumped from fifth overall to take the bronze by finishing third.

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