Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen win Gold
Congratulation to Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jenson on winning Gold in the 49er class at the London 2012 Olympics
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Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen win 49er gold
Australia’s 49er crew of Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have won the country’s second sailing gold of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Outteridge and Jensen led the regatta from start to finish, taking an unassailable lead into the medal race. The pair was able to enjoy the medal race, crossing the line fourth to end their campaign on top.
Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have been the team to beat in the 49er class since 2009 and today added the final trophy to their cabinet, an Olympic Gold Medal.
The pair was at the front of the fleet all week, wrapping up the gold medal in the final fleet race. Outteridge and Jensen just had to complete medal race to claim the gold, with their New Zealand training partners taking silver and Denmark bronze.
"It was amazing. We've sailed brilliantly for four years and this week has been one of our best weeks so far,” said Outteirdge. “It was really cool to do a race where it didn’t matter where we finished, we were just able to enjoy it. We got around and as soon as we finished we started to slowly get excited and the more people we saw the more excited we got. We had a good moment with the Kiwis, we’ve been good mates with those boys for a long time and it was awesome to be able to celebrate with them.”
“Together our coach Emmett we put together a really good campaign, it was a four year campaign to ensure that there was no stone left unturned,” he said. “We can stand here and say that we did everything possible to win and the results prove that.”
London 2012 is Jensen’s first appearance at an Olympic Games and the Lake Macquarie sailor is bringing home a Gold Medal.
“Words are hard to find to describe when you realise that it’s actually going to happen,” said Jensen. “It’s been two days since we knew that we were going to win and I don’t think it’s sunk in yet.”