Olympic round up: Rehm crashes out

Rehm lies on the mat after failing his big test Keystone

Swiss gymnast Dieter Rehm has failed to win a medal in either of his specialist disciplines. Visibly suffering from a foot injury the man from canton Zurich was never in contention.

This content was published on September 25, 2000 - 17:12

In the men's vault final, Rehm was easily last after twice losing his footing. On the second occasion he made no attempt to recover, falling into a forward roll rather than risking further injury to his foot.

Despite his discomfort Rehm decided to continue with his second final, on the horizontal bar. The Swiss athlete managed to finish one place higher this time, taking seventh spot for his second Olympic diploma of the day.

In wrestling, Switzerland's Beat Motzer has lost any chance of winning the gold or silver medal after being beaten in the semi-finals of the under 63kg Greco-Roman discipline. Motzer lost to Cuba's Juan-Luis Maren on a points decision (3-0).

On Tuesday the Swiss wrestler will take on Georgia's Akaki Chachua for the bronze medal.

Lausanne diver Jean-Romain Delaloye was unable to pull off any surprises in the men's 3-metre competition. A surprise qualifier for Sydney, the 19-year-old Delaloye finished 45th among the 49 divers competing for a place in the semi-finals.

While Delaloye failed to make a splash in the pool, Switzerland's sailors enjoyed some better performances in and around Sydney Harbour.

After being classified 21st in the first men's finn race of the day, Biel's Peter Theurer managed a fourth place finish in the second. The combined results lifted Theurer into 14th place overall with four of the 11 fleet races now completed.

Renato and Flavio Marazzi finished fourth and eighth in the day's Open Star fleet races. The Bernese brothers are now up to 12th overall. Like Theurer they still have seven races to go.

Tom Rüegge and Claude Maurer completed their Olympic campaign with an 11th place finish in the final race of the 49er skiff class. Rüegge and Maurer finished 15th overall with Finland, Britain and the USA taking gold, silver and bronze respectively.

After failing to make much impact in the 470er class, Lukas Erni and Simon Brügger also enjoyed one good result on Monday. 27th in their first race of the day, the Bernese sailors finished ninth in their second. The latest results leave them 27th overall with one race left.

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