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Mersea's Saskia Clark won a silver in sailing for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics
SASKIA Clark won a silver medal in the Laser 470 class sailing at the London 2012 Olympics.
Saskia and race partner Hannah Mills had to finish ahead of New Zealand sailors Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie to get gold.
However, the New Zealand pair finished first in the final race, with Saskia and Hannah down in 9th.
Reporter James Cox joined hundreds of people watching the action from Dabchicks Sailing Club and West Mersea Yacht Club.
See Monday's Gazette for all the reaction.
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Saskia goes for Gold
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