The 49erFX was one of four classes to complete their medal race today, but it was by far the most dramatic and memorable. In the 49er, New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke reminded everyone why they clinched the gold medal on Tuesday, by taking a victory lap and winning the medal race. The rest of the medals were up for grabs between Australia, Germany, Denmark, France and Great Britain. At the start, it looked like Germany's Erik Heil and Thomas Plossel put themselves directly out of contention, with a boat-end start gone wrong with a near-capsize. They trailed the fleet with Great Britain, until the Brits capsized at the fourth mark, giving the Germans a chance to pass. As the British team, Dylan Fletcher-Scott and Alain Sign struggled to right their boat, the Germans raced down the final beat, finishing eighth and enough to secure them the bronze. With synchronized backflips into the Bay, they celebrated their medal race recovery and the first German medal in a men's sailing class since 1936. The Australians, London gold medalists Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen, won silver.