Belinda Stowell

Born in Zimbabwe, Belinda Stowell migrated to Australia in 1991 and began competing with Jenny Armstrong in 1998 in the 470 class. A ninth placing in the 1999 World Championships and then a second place a year later put them as medal hopes at the Sydney 2000 Games. On Sydney Harbour, in The Ugly Duckling, they won the gold medal, from the American and Ukraine crews, and became the first Australian women to win a sailing medal at the Olympic Games.
Armstrong and Stowell competed at the Athens 2004 Games in the hope of winning back-to-back Olympic titles, but they finished fourteenth.

Stowell returned to Olympic competition at the London 2012 Games where she partnered with Beijing gold medallist Elise Rechichi in the 470 class. The duo finished in seventh position.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Women
Race 01 14 pts; 14th 14 14
Race 02 21 pts; 11th 7 7
Race 03 24 pts; 5th 3 3
Race 04 45 pts; 11th DSQ 19
Race 05 54 pts; 8th 9 9
Race 06 61 pts; 7th 7 7
Race 07 70 pts; 9th 9 9
Race 08 83 pts; 9th 13 13
Race 09 87 pts; 7th 4 4
Race 10 88 pts; 6th 1 1
Medal Race TP: 104 pts; NP: 83 pts; 7th 16 8
Final Placing 7 / 20

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Women
Race 1 14 pts; 14th 14 pts 14th
Race 2 26 pts; 12th 12 pts 12th
Race 3 32 pts; 11th 6 pts 6th
Race 4 46 pts; 14th 14 pts 14th
Race 5 57 pts; 15th 11 pts 11th
Race 6 68 pts; 15th 11 pts 11th
Race 7 78 pts; 15th 10 pts 10th
Race 8 86 pts; 14th 8 pts 8th
Race 9 99 pts; 15th 13 pts 13th
Race 10 108 pts; 13th 9 pts 9th
Final Race TP: 127 pts; NP: 108 pts; 14th (19 pts) 19th
Final Placing 14 / 20

Sydney 2000 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Women
Race 1 1 pt; 1st 1 pt 1st
Race 2 12 pts; 5th (11 pts) 11th
Race 3 30 pts; 10th (18 pts) 18th
Race 4 35 pts; 7th 5 pts 5th
Race 5 43 pts; 8th 8 pts 8th
Race 6 50 pts; 6th 7 pts 7th
Race 7 51 pts; 3rd 1 pt 1st
Race 8 57 pts; 1st 6 pts 6th
Race 9 60 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 10 61 pts; 1st 1 pt 1st
Race 11 TP: 62 pts; NP: 33 pts; 1st 1 pt 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 19