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Australian pair collects gold medals

Updated: August 8, 2012, 9:08 AM ET
Associated Press

WEYMOUTH, England -- Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia sailed three laps of honor Wednesday to collect their Olympic gold medals in the 49er skiff class.

The boyhood mates from Wangi Wangi in New South Wales had clinched the gold medal on points Monday, the same day countryman Tom Slingsby won gold in the Laser. They still had to make a "genuine effort" to get around the course Wednesday in light conditions.

Their trans-Tasman friends and training partners, Peter Burling ...

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