Sailors Bart Lambriex and Pim van Vugt finished sixth in the 49er class on Tuesday at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Dutch also finished the medal race as sixth of the ten participants.

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Thanks to their result in the closing race in Tokyo Bay, Lambriex and Van Vugt moved up a place in the standings.

They knew beforehand that a medal was no longer in it.

The finish at the front was blood-curdling.

The British Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell crossed the finish line just before Germany and secured the gold.

The silver went to New Zealand and the bronze went to the Germans.

The 22-year-old Lambriex and the four-year-older Van Vugt took part in the Olympic Games for the first time.

They secured their participation in the largest sporting event in the world in October last year.

Earlier on Tuesday, sailors Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz won the nineteenth medal of these Games in the 49erFX class.

Later in the day, Nicholas Heiner will also compete for a medal in the Finn class.

All Tuesday's games were actually scheduled for Monday, but then were canceled due to a lack of wind.

See also: These are the nineteen medals of the Netherlands so far in Tokyo

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