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Brian Cazeneuve
July 28, 2008
Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events
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July 28, 2008

Medal Picks

Who'll reach the winner's podium in all 302 events

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RS:X (windsurfing)
Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Poland
Zhou Yuanguo, China
Tom Ashley, New Zealand
Zhou has fared best on his home course in Qingdao.

Star (keelboat)
Percy & Simpson, Great Britain
Scheidt & Prada, Brazil
Kusznierewicz & Zycki, Poland
Robert Scheidt is an eight-time world champ in Laser class.

Women

470 (two-person dinghy)
Kondo & Kamata, Japan
Conti & Micol, Italy
Rechichi & Parkinson, Australia
Dutch stars de Koning and Berkhout have been fading.

Laser Radial
(one-person dinghy)
Anna Tunnicliffe, U.S.
Sarah Blanck, Australia
Xu Lijia, China
Tunnicliffe wed Brad Funk, who just missed men's Laser berth.

RS:X (windsurfing)
Marina Alabau, Spain
Barbara Kendall, New Zealand
Yin Jian, China
Kendall, the 1992 gold medalist, is in her fifth Olympics.

Yngling (keelboat)
Great Britain
U.S.
Netherlands
U.S. was briefly No. 1 last year.

Open
Finn (heavyweight dinghy)
Ben Ainslie, Great Britain
Rafael Trujillo Villar, Spain
Ivan Kljakovic Gaspic, Croatia
Ainslie has Olympic golds in Finn and Laser on his résumé.

49er (skiff)
Martínez & Fernández, Spain
Sibello & Sibello, Italy
Outteridge & Austin, Australia
U.S.'s Tim Wadlow and Chris Rast will challenge.

Tornado (multihull)
Bundock & Ashby, Australia
Hagara & Steinacher, Austria
Booth & Nieuwenhuis, Netherlands
Mitch Booth won two Olympic medals for his native Australia.

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