Ben Ainslie Great Britain & N. Ireland
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Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

05 Feb 1977

Height

1.83m

Weight

90kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
1 0 0
All-time
Gold Silver Bronze
4 1 0

Sport Guides

SAILING

Ben Ainslie competed in SAILING

Did you know?

  • There are 10 sailing events, six for men and four for women, in vessels from dinghies and keelboats to windsurfing boards.
  • Each event consists of a series of races. The final race is the medal race, for which points are doubled.
  • The winner of each race gets one point, the second-placed finisher gets two and so on. The individual or crew with the lowest points total is the winner.
  • Sailing was part of the first Olympics in 1896, but heavy winds forced the programme to be cancelled.
  • With 24 gold medals since the 1900 Games, Great Britain is the most successful sailing nation in the world.

Results for Ben Ainslie

Date Event Rank Mark
5 Aug Men's Finn Medal Race 9 gold 18
3 Aug Men's Finn Race 10 1 1
3 Aug Men's Finn Race 9 6 6
2 Aug Men's Finn Race 8 3 3
2 Aug Men's Finn Race 7 1 1
31 Jul Men's Finn Race 6 3 3
31 Jul Men's Finn Race 5 4 4
30 Jul Men's Finn Race 4 12 12
30 Jul Men's Finn Race 3 6 6
29 Jul Men's Finn Race 2 2 2
29 Jul Men's Finn Race 1 2 2

Head to Head

Ben Ainslie vs Zach Railey

Ben Ainslie

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London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

11

London 2012 results (pts)

18 Men's Finn

Height

1.83m (6'0")

Weight

90kg

Age

37

Zach Railey

Zach Railey United States flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

10

London 2012 results (pts)

19 Men's Finn

Height

1.93m (6'4")

Weight

98kg

Age

29

View the London 2012 medallist table