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WATCH: Top sailing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Caleb Paine wins bronze at the Rio Olympics
2016 The Associated Press

WATCH: Top sailing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Check out the most memorable moments in sailing competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Being crowned Olympic champion in sailing is one of the most prestigious awards as a competitive sailor. 

Dreams were relived for defending champions, such as the Kiwi duo, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke. 

At the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, however, many sailing dreams come true for first-time Olympians, including Team USA's Caleb Paine, who won the first Olympic sailing medal for the U.S. since the 2008 Beijing Games, and Australia's Tom Burton, who risked it all for a slight chance at gold, but his reward was golden.

Relive the best Olympic sailing moments from the 2016 Rio Olympics:

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