Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Campbell takes Gold in PAN AM Games

In the final, double-point Medal Races, Campbell stumbled his first beat, but scrambled to catch up to Brazil’s Robert Scheidt, a two-time Olympic champion and eight times world champion, who led the entire final race. Campbell rounded the last windward mark before the downwind finish in fourth place, but after a self-described risky split, he was able to get around the Argentinean and Chilean boats to finish overlapped with third and take second in the race behind Scheidt. "He made it pretty tough on me," said Campbell, whose second place in the double-point Medal Race translated into a gold medal.

Laser (12 boats) – Medal Race/9 total
1. USA 1-[5]-2-1-3-1-2-4-4: 18 (Andrew Campbell/San Diego, Calif.)
2. Brazil 3-[4]-3-3-2-[5]-1-1-2: 19 (Robert Scheidt)
3. Argentina 7-1-1-[11]-1-4-3-2-8: 27 (Julio Alsogaray)