Rio Olympics 2016: Giles Scott leads after four races in the Finn class

Giles Scott
Giles Scott (front) has won the World Championship title in the Finn event in each of the last three years

Great Britain's Giles Scott moved into the overall lead in the men's Finn sailing event at the Rio Olympics.

Four-time world champion Scott began his campaign by coming 17th and third in the opening two races on Tuesday.

But the 29-year-old, who started the day in 10th place, came second in the first race on Wednesday, before winning the second one to move ahead overall.

There are six more races in the opening series, with the top 10 sailors taking part in the medal race on 16 August.

Fellow Briton Nick Thompson also had a good day in the Laser, with second and first-placed finishes leaving him second behind Croatia's Tonci Stipanovic.

Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves lie second to Switzerland in the Nacra 17 mixed category, while London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are fifth after two races in the 470 class.

In the men's 470, Chris Grube and Luke Patience lie 11th.

Alison Young is up to 13th in the Laser Radial after finishing sixth and ninth in her two races.

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