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Nacra 17 duo Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmanin have reaffirmed their commitment to “working their little hearts out” in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after claiming a stirring gold medal at the Olympic Test Event at Enoshima in Japan.
Reigning Olympic sailing gold medallist Tom Burton will enter the first official Tokyo 2020 Test Event next month drawing inspiration from a twist of fate he experienced as a youth sailor almost a decade ago.
Australia’s Sailing squad for the first official Tokyo 2020 Olympic Test Event next month will be headlined by six of the seven sailors who won medals at the 2016 Rio Games, Australian Sailing announced today.
Australian crews at opposite ends of experience spectrum have secured Australian qualification places for the Tokyo Olympics, despite moderate fortunes on the final day of racing in their respective classes at the World Championships in Denmark.
Months of organisation, preparation and training are complete and the finest Olympic class sailors in Australia are ready to put their skills and determination to the test when the 2018 World Championships start at Aarhus in Denmark on Thursday night, 2 August (AEST).
Olympic sailor and Performance Director of Australian Sailing, Iain Murray admits he’s unaware if Australia’s Olympic sailing gold medallists have their eye on a spot for the Tokyo Games, but has no doubt about the value of them competing at the most important regatta this side of 2020.
Sound preparation and focus under pressure proved the decisive factors in Australia’s World Champion 470 crew, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, capturing a hard-earned gold medal, as the Kiel Week regatta in Germany wound up overnight.
The Australian Sailing Team was celebrating significant victories at the end of the Palma regatta, which drew more than 1200 sailors from 62 countries sailing in 870 boats.