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US Olympic Sailing Trials - Cheers ‘n Tears

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by US SAILING


It's not supposed to be easy, winning a bid to the Olympic Games in any discipline, but that makes it more satisfying for the winners, if heartbreaking for the losers. So it was in Sunday's climax of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team Trials – Sailing on the West Coast.


While some winners won comfortably, the Stars and Tornados and---it seemed for a few hours---the women's RS:X sailboards were settled by competitors coming from behind on the last day and winning the last race. But well into the evening the latter result was reversed on a protest that put everyone through an emotional wringer, as if the competition wasn't tense enough. more...


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