Ben Ainslie wins sailing gold

Hampshire sailor Ben Ainslie wins his forth Olympic gold as Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson are forced to settle for silver.

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Historic day for GB sailors

It's been an historic day at Dorset's Olympic sailing venue as Hampshire's Ben Ainslie attempted to become the greatest Olympic sailor of all time.

The 35 year old from Lymington needed to beat his nearest rival to secure Gold in the men's Finn class

Among the thousands watching on Super Sunday was our reporter Sally Simmonds - she sent us this a short time ago

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Stars celebrate "Big Ben's" victory

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"I'd never says never,but I think it's unlikely you'll see me in Rio(2016)- I think this is the perfect way to go out"- @ainslieben #Sailing

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Easiest Knighthood decision all year. Well done Sir Ben Ainslie CBE.

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@teamgb rules the waves with @ainslieben winning our 15th Gold and his fourth Olympic title. Nelson must be smiling on his column!

Ben Ainslie - Greatest Olympic sailor of all time

Hampshire's Ben Ainslie is the greatest Olympic sailor of all time after winning his 4th gold medal in the Finn class. After the event he said that he was unlikely to compete in the next Olympics in Brazil but that winning was "an amazing feeling".

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (left) battle for position
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (left) battle for position Credit: David Jones/PA Wire
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (behind) battle for position
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (behind) battle for position Credit: David Jones/PA Wire
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie during the Men's Finn Medal Race with Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (left) close behind
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie during the Men's Finn Medal Race with Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen (left) close behind Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Ben Ainslie wins gold

Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie and Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Ben Ainslie retained his gold medal title in the Finn class after holding off Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen.

Big Ben takes on the Great Dane

Ben Ainslie sailing in Finn class
Ben Ainslie sailing in Finn class Credit: AP Photo/Francois Mori

Hampshire's Ben Ainslie is racing off the coast of Weymouth in defence of his Olympic gold medal. Currently he is ahead of Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen who started this race 2 points ahead of the British champion.

Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen racing in the Finn class on Weymouth Bay today during the Olympics.
Denmark's Jonas Hogh-Christensen racing in the Finn class on Weymouth Bay today during the Olympics. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

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GB sailors' lose gold in the final 300 metres

Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson
Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson Credit: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Race control has confirmed that GB sailors' Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson came 8th in the final race of the Star class in Weymouth. Since the Swedish team of Fredrik Loof and Max Salminen crossed the line first this means that GB has to settle for silver.

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson currently sitting 5th

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#Sailing @iainpercy & @andrewbsimpson need to finish 4th or better to guarantee themselves a gold, at the 1st mark they came through 5th

Hampshire's Iain Percy and Dorset's Andrew Simpson are currently sitting 5th in their Star class race. The duo are defending their Olympic title from Beijing. If they win it will be the third gold in four Olympics for Iain Percy.

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