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China's Xu Lijia wins sailing gold

Updated: August 6, 2012, 8:55 AM ET
Associated Press

WEYMOUTH, England -- Xu Lijia of China won the gold medal in women's Laser Radial in sailing on Monday despite having to do a penalty turn on the first downwind leg.

Xu, who won the bronze medal at the Beijing Olympics, quickly rebounded from being penalized for rocking the boat and opened a comfortable lead sailing on the Nothe Course on Weymouth Bay.

The medals race came down to four sailors with a chance at gold. Xu, Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands, Annalise Murphy of Ireland ...

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