The 2012 London Olympics men's sailing competition of the Laser class concluded Monday, and after 10 days Australia's Tom Slingsby came away with the gold medal. Slingsby, who finished ninth in the medal race but had the least amount of points overall in the 11-race schedule, collected the top spot ahead of Cyprus' Pavlos Kontides. Rasmus Myrgren of Sweden earned the bronze medal.
Slingsby earned four victories in the 11-race competition, and basically cemented his gold medal when he finished first in races 8-10. In the medal race, which takes only the top 10 sailors in the standings and awards double the amount of points for a finish, Sligsby finish in ninth place (18 points), but Kontides finished in 10th (20).
For the Americans, Rob Crane, a Hobart College alum, finished 29th out of 49 sailors. Crane failed to earn his way into the medal race after totaling 280 points.