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Rio Olympics: Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern finish 10th in 49er

Men's 49er (skiff) sailing Rio 2016

Olympic sailing duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern ended the 49er class in 10th position after finishing ninth in Thursday's medal race in Rio.

Carrickfergus man Seaton, 26, and McGovern, 28, from Bangor, are set to go their separate ways after the Games.

Read more: Rio Olympics 2016: Live blog, full events schedule and medals tables

Despite Rio 2016 being a marked improvement on their London finish of 14th four years previously, McGovern admitted that fact was scant consolation for missing out on a medal.

New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke took the gold medal. Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen of Australia grabbed silver and Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel of Germany claimed bronze.


1. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke (New Zealand) 2 points

2. Julien D'Ortoli/Noe Delpech (France) 4

3. Jonas Warrer/Christian Peter Lubeck (Denmark) 6

4. Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen (Australia) 8

5. Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodzinski (Poland) 10

6. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez (Spain) 12

7. Yago Lange/Klaus Lange (Argentina) 14

8. Erik Heil/Thomas Plossel (Germany) 16

9. Ryan Seaton/Matt McGovern (Ireland) 18

10. Dylan Fletcher/Alain Sign (Britain) 20

Standings Men 49er

1. Peter Burling/Blair Tuke (New Zealand) 35 points

2. Nathan Outteridge/Iain Jensen (Australia) 78

3. Erik Heil/Thomas Plossel (Germany) 83

4. Jonas Warrer/Christian Peter Lubeck (Denmark) 98

5. Julien D'Ortoli/Noe Delpech (France) 100

6. Dylan Fletcher/Alain Sign (Britain) 100

7. Yago Lange/Klaus Lange (Argentina) 111

8. Lukasz Przybytek/Pawel Kolodzinski (Poland) 118

9. Diego Botin/Iago Lopez (Spain) 120

10. Ryan Seaton/Matt McGovern (Ireland) 121

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