How Tom Slingsby's Olympics unfolded:
* Slingsby has competed in 11 races at the Olympic sailing regatta in Weymouth, southwest England. Sailors are awarded one point for a race win, two for a second and so on. The sailor with the lowest score wins the gold medal.
* Race one and two: Slingbsy started the Olympic regatta brilliantly, finishing his first two races second and first. More than that, his fierce British rival Paul Goodison slumped to 17th overall.
* Race three and four: The Australian slumped to 28th early in race three but managed to claw his way back to sixth. He was second in race four, handing him a four-point overall over Cypriot Pavlos Kontides.
* Race five and six: Slingsby admits concern about his form after finishing races five and six in ninth and second respectively. It's not so much the results themselves, more the fact he had to battle back from deep within the fleet in each race to achieve them.
* Race seven and eight: After a rest day Slingsby rebounds, taking 15th and a victory in races seven and eight. The New South Welshman says his speed is back.
* Races nine and 10: Slingsby puts himself within touching distance of winning the gold medal after victory in races nine and ten. He takes a large, 14-point lead into the last race.
* Medal race: Needing to finish the medal race ahead of his nearest rival, Pavlos Kontides, Slingsby simply shadowed the Cypriot around the course and took victory.