PUBLISHED: 16:45 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2010
THURSDAY, AUGUST 21: EXMOUTH'S Joe Glanfield and his skipper Nick Rogers are British sailing's undisputed kings of the comeback after winning a silver medal they thought was a lost cause. The duo started the final day of the 470 class regatta day in fourth place overall f
EXMOUTH'S Joe Glanfield and his skipper Nick Rogers are British sailing's undisputed kings of the comeback - after winning a silver medal they thought was a lost cause.The duo started the final day of the 470 class regatta day in fourth place - overall five points behind the Dutch team and three behind the French.But, amazingly, they held their nerve and leapfrogged their rivals to clinch their second successive Olympic silver medal.Joe said: "At one point we had really thought we'd lost it. Three races ago, it looked like we had no chance of a medal, but the last three races have been so good and we're delighted."We made a mistake at the beginning of the race and every boat which was in with a chance of a medal wanted to cover us. "But we pulled up, got into sync in the second bit of the race, and got where we needed to be." Nick Rogers said: "We are over the moon. We had a really hard start and to come through is so pleasing. That was the most intense race I've ever been involved in. I'm so pleased. That was real pressure - that was stressful."It is probably more sweet than Athens because we were in with a chance of gold going into that race. Here we had to claw back a medal - this has been a pretty hard Olympics.