• Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Poland
• Zhou Yuanguo, China
• Tom Ashley, New Zealand
Zhou has fared best on his home course in Qingdao.
• Percy & Simpson, Great Britain
• Scheidt & Prada, Brazil
• Kusznierewicz & Zycki, Poland
Robert Scheidt is an eight-time world champ in Laser class.
• Kondo & Kamata, Japan
• Conti & Micol, Italy
• Rechichi & Parkinson, Australia
Dutch stars de Koning and Berkhout have been fading.
• Anna Tunnicliffe, U.S.
• Sarah Blanck, Australia
• Xu Lijia, China
Tunnicliffe wed Brad Funk, who just missed men's Laser berth.
• Marina Alabau, Spain
• Barbara Kendall, New Zealand
• Yin Jian, China
Kendall, the 1992 gold medalist, is in her fifth Olympics.
• Great Britain
U.S. was briefly No. 1 last year.
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.
• Martínez & Fernández, Spain
• Sibello & Sibello, Italy
• Outteridge & Austin, Australia
U.S.'s Tim Wadlow and Chris Rast will challenge.
• Bundock & Ashby, Australia
• Hagara & Steinacher, Austria
• Booth & Nieuwenhuis, Netherlands
Mitch Booth won two Olympic medals for his native Australia.