The Olympics has come to a dramatic and exciting closure for RS:X windsurfing. In the men\’s the top spot was already confirmed with Dorian taking gold medal, meanwhile the battle for the other two podium positions was still up for grabs, and the man in the best position for silver was the UK\’s very own Nick Dempsey. Well after an exciting race Dempsey managed to sail his way into 3rd place to secure the silver medal and one of his greatest all time achievments. Taking the bronze medal was Polish Przemyslaw Miarczynski, who sailed a fantastic regatta. Full men\’s results.
In the women\’s, Bryony Shaw didn\’t have her best regatta, falling at the marks a couple of times did not set her week off to a good start, however she proved to the world that she has what it takes by taking 1st place in race 9. That said her consistent results and final 5th place in the medal races saw her well inside the top 10. For the top three we saw a truly great performance from Spain\’s Marina Alabau Neira who won by a clear 20 points, in 2nd was Tuuli Petaja from Finland and 3rd went to Zofia Noceti-Klepacka from Poland. All in all a good event for the Polish who achieved medals in both disciplines. Full women\’s results.
With the Olympics done and dusted (for us windsurfers anyway) it is now time to put our best efforts in to keep it for 2016 and beyond. So to do your bit head over to change.org and sign the petition, it takes two minutes and could secure the Olympic dreams for many across the world. If you missed that link then click here to make sure you head over.