Jake Lilley, who began sailing at the age of 15, made his Olympic debut at the Rio Games in the finn class.
Lilley, who had worked his way up to third place during the regatta, had a tough final day of the preliminary series, just scraping through to the medal race. He finished an admirable fifth place in the final race, and had a final overall result of eighth.
The youngest ever Australian National Championships winner in his class, he secured Australia a quota spot in the Finn Class for the Rio Games at the 2014 World Championships in Santander, Spain.
He was Australia’s sole competitor in the Finn class at the Rio Test Event in 2015, where he finished in eighth place.