Malcolm Page

Malcolm Page, who narrowly missed competing at Sydney 2000, joined with Nathan Wilmot to win the gold medal in the men’s 470s at Beijing 2008. They were world champions in the class going into Athens 2004, where they finished a relatively disappointing twelfth. Two more world championships, in 2005 and 2007, meant that they had great form approaching the Olympic regatta. The performance at Athens was also a driving force behind an improved showing at the Qingdao Sailing Centre on Fushan Bay. Page and Wilmot had the gold medal in their keeping before the final race. Their gold medal, ahead of the British and French crews, was on the same day as Tessa Parkinson and Elise Rechichi won the women’s 470 class. Victor Kovalenko coached both champion crews.

Page made his third consecutive Games appearance in 2012 as he lined up alongside partner Mathew Belcher with whom he had won the 2010 and 2011 470 World Championships. The pair pulled off five race victories heading into the medal race where they finished second to ensure they knocked off the Brits on their own waters and take home the gold. Page was the only Australian to defend an Olympic title at the London Games.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Men
Race 01 3 pts; 3rd 3 3
Race 02 12 pts; 4th (9) 9
Race 03 14 pts; 3rd 2 2
Race 04 15 pts; 2nd 1 1
Race 05 16 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 06 17 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 07 20 pts; 1st 3 3
Race 08 25 pts; 1st 5 5
Race 09 26 pts; 1st 1 1
Race 10 27 pts; 1st 1 1
Medal Race TP: 31pts; NP: 22 pts; 1st 4 2  
Final Placing 1 / 27

Beijing 2008 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Men
Race 01 4 pts; 4th 4 pts 4th
Race 02 11 pts; 4th 7 pts 7th
Race 03 14 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 04 17 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 05 20 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 06 24 pts; 1st 4 pts 4th
Race 07 29 pts; 1st 5 pts 5th
Race 08 45 pts; 1st (16 pts) 16th
Race 09 48 pts; 1st 3 pts 3rd
Race 10 58 pts; 1st 10 pts 10th
Medal Race TP: 60 pts; NP: 44 pts; 1st 2 pts 1st  
Final Placing 1 / 29

Athens 2004 - Summer Olympic Games

470 - Men
Race 1 12 pts; 12th 12 pts 12th
Race 2 40 pts; 21th 28 pts DSQ
Race 3 43 pts; 13th 3 pts 3rd
Race 4 46 pts; 9th 3 pts 3rd
Race 5 65 pts; 10th 19 pts 19th
Race 6 68 pts; 7th 3 pts 3rd
Race 7 72 pts; 3rd 4 pts 4th
Race 8 90 pts; 5th 18 pts 18th
Race 9 93 pts; 4th 3 pts 3rd
Race 10 119 pts; 5th 26 pts 26th
Final Race TP: 147 pts; NP: 119 pts; 12th 28 pts OCS
Final Placing 12 / 27