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Brian Cazeneuve's
2004 Olympic Medal Picks
Sailing
U.S. OUTLOOK: Sailors could earn seven medals, their best haul since '92, but they must master the meltemi, unpredictable winds that are still tamer than the storms that canceled sailing at the 1896 Games.
Men's 470
Gold Australia Wilmot & Page
Silver Great Britain Rogers & Glanfield
Bronze U.S. Foerster & Burnham
Kevin Burnham, 47, won a silver in '92, but with a different skipper.
Men's Finn
Gold Great Britain Ben Ainslie
Silver Poland Mateusz Kusznierewicz
Bronze Denmark Jonas Høgh-Christensen
Ainslie won medals in Atlanta and Sydney in the Laser class.
Men's Star
Gold Sweden Lööf & Ekström
Silver U.S. Cayard & Trinter
Bronze Great Britain Percy & Mitchell
Paul Cayard is a veteran of five America's Cups.
Men's Mistral
Gold France Julien Bontemps
Silver Poland Przemyslaw Miarczynki
Bronze Israel Gal Fridman
Fridman's bronze was Israel's only medal in '96.
Women's 470
Gold Sweden Torgersson & Zachrisson
Silver France Petitjean & Douroux
Bronze Australia Armstrong & Stowell
Jenny Armstrong hails from New Zealand, Belinda Stowell from Zimbabwe.
Women's Europe
Gold Norway Siren Sundby
Silver Finland Sari Multala
Bronze Germany Petra Niemann
Sundby was ISAF World Female Sailor of the Year in 2003.
Women's Mistral
Gold Italy Alessandra Sensini
Silver France Faustine Merret
Bronze New Zealand Barbara Kendall
In 2000, Sensini won Italy's first sailing gold in 48 years.
Women's Yngling
Gold Denmark
Silver Germany
Bronze Great Britain
A keelboat with a crew of three, yngling replaces soling on the program this year.
Open 49er
Gold Spain Martinez & Fernandez
Silver Great Britain Draper & Hiscocks
Bronze Denmark Hestbaek & Andersen
Tim Wadlow and Pete Spaulding of the U.S. could surprise.
Open Laser
Gold Brazil Robert Scheidt
Silver Australia Michael Blackburn
Bronze U.S. Mark Mendelblatt
Scheidt is a seven-time Laser world champion.
Open Tornado
Gold Argentina Lange & Espinola
Silver Australia Bundock & Forbes
Bronze U.S. Lovell & Ogletree
Johnny Lovell and Charlie Ogletree use a revolutionary polyester sail material.
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