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Video: Redwood City Olympian Sailor Advances to Quarterfinals

Molly Vandemoer is currently competing in London with the USA Olympic Sailing team.

After nine matches with the USA Sailing team, it is still uncertain if Redwood City resident and Olympian Molly Vandemoer will return from London donning an Olympic medal.

The 30-year-old volunteer Stanford sailing coach, along with teammates Debbie Capozzi and Anna Tunnicliffe, began the games with a narrow win to Denmark but also suffered an early setback with a loss to Spain in their second round robin match.

Another loss to the undefeated Australian team, currently in first place, and Russia, tied with Spain for second place, has positioned the USA Olympic Sailing team in fourth place with six points.

With just one more day of round-robin racing, scheduled for August 4, the USA Olympic Sailing team will have its last opportunity to solidify their placement before the quarterfinals. Though only the top eight of the twelve competing teams will be allowed to move forward, Team USA has a guaranteed place in the quarterfinals.

"The round-robin, you try to win as many races as possible and make it through to the quarterfinals," Tunnicliffe said. "Everybody is really good and there is going to be a battle in all of the lineups."

The team, which has been together since 2010, has received medals at four ISAF World Cup events and received the gold medal in the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup.

The team will compete in their final round robin matches with Olympic teams from Great Britain, tied with France and Finland for fifth place, and Sweden.

The final medals will be awarded August 11.

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