Recent London 2012 News
Coastal Battle: Britain’s Iain Percy and Brazil’s Bruno Prada Claim Second and Third in London Sailing Star Class
Bruno Prada (and his teammate Robert Scheidt) was already guaranteed hardware heading into the Star Class-Sailing Competition. So was his British rival, Iain Percy (and Andrew Simpson). A final showdown would crown the victor. But the dramatic rivalry took its toll, as the head-to-head battle with the Britons ended up opening the door for Sweden’s Fredrik Look and Max Saminen to claim the win. Iain settled for a second place finish at the historic race off the coast of Weymouth, UK, while Bruno claimed third. Having lost the title on their home waters, the GB team was outwardly devastated. “We had to sail in ridiculous conditions at the end,” Percy said. "We’re hurting so much inside but getting those roars from the crowd is about the only thing which can put a smile back on my face. It was really sweet. They were so kind. We felt we had let everyone down. It does feel devastating right now. We got it wrong.”
“Enjoy The Game”: Content Xu Dongxiang of China Grabs Second in Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Rowing
Xu Dongxiang’s country is notoriously famous for its immense campaign to dominate the victory count at the Summer Games. But for the Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Rower, a second place finish will suffice. “I am very happy, just to have had the opportunity this time to compete at the Olympics,” Xu said. “I just enjoy the game. I am okay without the top of the podium, because we really are at this high level.”
Week 2 of competition is wrapping up and the Oakley Safehouse is still booming! Check out some of the best photos captured behind the scenes of all the action happening at the London Design Museum located on the Thames River, just below Tower Bridge. Athletes, employees, friends and family all unite for an exceptionally fun environment and one hell of a party. Enjoy!