GB’s Mills & Clark on brink of sailing gold

Great Britain 470 sailing

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark’s lowest finish in the regatta was eighth

Great Britain’s Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark will win Olympic gold in the women’s 470 sailing if they finish Wednesday’s medal race.

Mills, 28, and Clark, 36, hold a 20-point lead going into the finale, after finishing second and third in Tuesday’s races.

The duo missed out on gold at London 2012, taking silver as New Zealand edged them out in the medal race.

“It feel like we’ve been sailing forever to get this gold,” said Clark.

“It’s completely surreal. We’ve sailed out of our skin in a marathon event.”

The pair have dominated throughout the event, winning three races and finishing in the top eight in all 10.

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