Rio Olympics 2016: Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze win 49er FX sailing gold

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Brazil duo secure sailing gold
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Hosts: Rio de Janeiro Dates: 5-21 August Rio time: BST -4
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Brazil's Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze won the final race to take Olympic gold in the women's 49er FX sailing.

In a thrilling finish, the Brazilian duo held off New Zealand's Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, who had to settle for silver, while Denmark's Jeva Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen won bronze.

Great Britain's Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth had a race to forget.

They hit the committee boat at the start and had to serve a penalty, then capsized to finish eighth overall.

Hosts Brazil have won four gold medals at the 2016 Olympics, their second-highest total at a single Games.

Their highest tally at a single Olympics was the five they collected in Athens in 2004.

Great Britain capsize
Great Britain's Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth finished 10th out of 10 in the final race after capsizing to come eighth overall

Scottish sailor Dobson said: "Some days are really good and others don't play to your strength and there's a big difference between those days.

"Today was a bad day for us but we'll be back on it the next time.

"The Olympics has been a magical experience from start to finish - way more than I expected it to be.

"It's been amazing to be part of such a strong, supportive GB team and it's been really nice to relish in their success. Hopefully one day that might be us."

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