Tonči Stipanović Wins The Olympic Silver Medal!

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Tonči Stipanović got a penalty before the start of the medal race, and lost the first place he held for the whole competition

One more medal for Croatia on August 16. 2016. in Rio, as Tonči Stipanović finished in the last position in the medal race of the Laser class of the Olympic sailing event. He was punished for the mistake he made just as the race was to start in Marina Da Gloria when he collided with Tim Burton’s boat.

Consequently, he lost the position and was out of the fleet for the whole race, while the Australian sailed the perfect race and finished in third position. Tonči will probably be a bit disappointed as he lost the gold in the medal race, but he will surely share our feeling of proud as he is the first Croatian sailor to win the Olympic medal.


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