Spain's Alabau wins women's windsurfing gold
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By BERNIE WILSON,
Updated August 7, 2012
WEYMOUTH, England (AP) Marina Alabau of Spain won the Olympic gold medal in women's windsurfing Tuesday in the discipline's final race in the games.
Alabau came into the medals race with a 14-point lead and preserved it by finishing first.
Windsurfing got the heave-ho from the lineup for the 2016 Rio Olympics in a vote in May, replaced by kiteboarding. The International RS:X Class Association filed a legal challenge last week against the International Sailing Federation.
Tuuli Petaja of Finland jumped from third place overall to take the silver medal thanks to a fourth-place finish in the medals race. Poland's Zofia Noceti-Klepacka jumped from fifth overall to take the bronze by finishing third.