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Bristol grad sails home with gold

21 August 2008

Bristol graduate Iain Percy (BSc 1998) and Andrew Simpson sailed to Olympic victory in the Star two-man keelboat class today [Thursday 21 August] bringing Britain's gold medal haul to 17. It was Team GB's fourth sailing gold medal.

Bristol graduate Iain Percy (BSc 1998) and Andrew Simpson sailed to Olympic victory in the Star two-man keelboat class today [Thursday 21 August] bringing Britain's gold medal haul to 17. It was Team GB's fourth sailing gold medal.

Iain knows all about winning Olympic gold medals having won Finn gold at Sydney 2000. By 2004, Percy had switched to the Star two-man keelboat, but finished a disappointing sixth at Athens.

Iain studied economics at Bristol, where he divided his time between 'sailing at the weekends, the gym, going out and studying'.

Read more about the race and watch it on video on the BBC website.