Australian sailor missed his sister’s wedding to train for the Olympics but it was all worth it as he wins our record-breaking fourth gold medal of the day
Australia has won its 14th gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics after sailor Matt Wearn won the Laser class.
He secured a record-breaking fourth gold medal for Australia on Sunday.
Wearn’s dominance throughout 10 regular races meant he only needed to attempt to finish the final race on Sunday to win gold.
Watching back home in Perth, his family revealed Wearn had missed his sister’s wedding to compete in Tokyo.
Wearn enjoyed a pre-race beer on Saturday night after setting up an unassailable lead.
The minor medals were up for grabs in Sunday’s race as Croatia’s Tonči Stipanović cliched silver while Norway’s Hermann Tomasgaard claimed bronze.
It is Australia’s third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the one-man class, with the 25-year-old following in the footsteps of Tom Burton (Rio 2016) and Tom Slingsby (London 2012).
More to come.