GB sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell won silver behind their Australian rivals in the men's 470 medal race in Weymouth.
10th August 2012
The British duo were already guaranteed at least a silver medal and went into the final race needing to beat the Australians with one boat between them to clinch gold.
The British led around the first mark, but Australia's Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page made ground downwind and stayed clear to clinch gold.
Argentina held onto third place to secure the bronze.
"To stand on an Olympic podium, it's not gold, but we're young boys and we'll be back," said helm Patience. "We're happy, happy boys. What a place, we're in paradise. It's so cool."
Bithell added: "We tried, we got the better of them at the start and just managed to sneak ahead, but unfortunately we sneaked ahead of the rest of the fleet.
"They sailed a fantastic race, they're worthy champions, but we're happy with second."