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Ripples caused by Australia’s gold-medal-winning skiff
The Project Online continues the most jingoistic coverage of the Olympic Games outside of any involving Karl Stefanovic
Australia’s unstoppable march towards Number 1 on the official Olympic medal tally continued overnight as Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen took out the gold medal in the 49er skiff regatta.
Australians everywhere put aside their ignorance of what the “49er skiff regatta” was and celebrated our domination of the waves.
The yachtsmen’s win represented what the Newcastle Herald proudly called “the first Olympic gold medals awarded to any sailors from Newcastle or Lake Macquarie,” and who are we to disagree?
Our sailing glory has young people around the nation dumbfounded as their parents and grandparents go all nostalgic and wax lyrical about something called a “winged keel” and a guy called Bondy.
And the yachties aren’t done yet, with Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher well-placed to win the 470 class on Thursday.
The gold drought of last week has well and truly broken, with rivers of the precious metal now flowing into the hands of Aussie athletes so regularly that it can’t be denied that each win is hailed just a tiny bit less loudly than the last.
That’s rough, but it’s the price any athlete pays for representing a country that is so awesome at everything.
In other Olympic news, nothing happened. Let’s take a look at the Project’s exclusive medal tally. (May not agree with official table.)