Marit Bouwmeester, Netherlands. Silver medal in the Laser Radial in London (2012). Bouwmeester had a less than perfect start to the regatta, scoring a 14th on the second day of racing. She rallied, finishing the medal race in seventh, enough to win her the gold medal in Rio. She wasn't certain she had won at first, but when her coach confirmed her gold medal victory, she celebrated by hugging the silver and bronze medalists before taking a victory lap with the Dutch flag.