17 Aug 2016

Sam Meech wins sailing bronze

7:59 am on 17 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics - New Zealand sailor Sam Meech has won bronze in the laser class at the Rio Olympics.

Meech finished fourth in the medal race behind Brazil's Robert Scheidt, France's Jean Baptiste Bernaz and Australia's Tom Burton, but had enough points to secure the bronze medal.

Burton won gold, with Croatia's Tonci Stipanovic, who finished ninth in the medal race, taking silver.

Finn sailor Josh Junior

Finn sailor Josh Junior Photo: Photosport

Meanwhile fellow New Zealander Josh Junior has finished seventh in the men's Finn class.

Junior finished with eight points in the medal race, he was 16 points behind the bronze medal winner - American Caleb Paine.

Great Britain's Giles Scott claimed the gold while Vasilij Zbogar from Slovenia won silver.