Team GB's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell assured silver ahead of Thursday's final 470 class race
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Great Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are mathematically assured of at least a silver medal in the men's 470 class at London 2012.
The pair have amassed a large enough points margin after today's first race to be sure that the third-placed crew - currently Argentina - cannot catch them.
Patience and Bithell now face a straight fight with Australia's world champions Mat Belcher and Malcolm Page for gold.
There is one more fleet race today, before the medal race on Thursday.
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