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Olympics: Spain's Alabau wins windsurfing gold

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First published: August 7, 2012, 7:52 PM IST | Updated: August 7, 2012
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Olympics: Spain's Alabau wins windsurfing gold
Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing on Tuesday.

London: Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing on Tuesday in the discipline's final race in the games.

Alabau came into the medals race with a 14-point lead and preserved it by finishing first.

Windsurfing got the heave-ho from the lineup for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a vote in May, replaced by kiteboarding. The International RS:X Class Association filed a legal challenge last week against the International Sailing Federation.

Tuuli Petaja of Finland jumped from third place overall to take the silver medal thanks to a fourth-place finish in the medals race. Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka jumped from fifth overall to take the bronze by finishing third.

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