London, England (Sports Network) - Light winds prompted officials to postpone the men's 470 sailing medal race Thursday.
Additionally, officials cancelled the scheduled matches that were to decide places 5 through 8 in the women's Elliott 6m match racing competition.
Light winds at the beginning of the afternoon postponed the medal race in men's 470, where Australians Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have a four-point advantage over Great Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell. The fleet was kept waiting, but never raced.
That medal race was bumped back to Friday, joining the women's 470 medal race and Elliott 6m semifinals on the schedule. However, light winds are in the forecast then, as well.
The lower-place Elliott 6m matches were cancelled entirely.
08/09 13:18:08 ET