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Olympics 2016 Finn Class - Giles Scott feeling the pressure?

A Brit has won Olympic Finn gold at every Games since Iain Percy triumphed at Sydney 2000 - So no pressure for Giles Scott in Rio?

Only Sir Ben Ainslie (six) has won more Finn Gold Cup titles – the class World Championships - than Scott, whose latest victory, in May was his fourth by the age of just 28.

Huntingdon-born Giles won Laser gold at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships in Korea in 2005 but within two years, and before his 20th birthday, he was in the Finn.

He became Junior World Champion in 2008 and, his young talent already fully in evidence, trained alongside Ben Ainslie in the build up to Beijing 2008 before pushing Ainslie all the way for London 2012 selection.

Since then he has won 16 of the 18 Finn events that he has competed in, taking silver in the other two, and claimed gold at both Rio Test Events in 2014 and 2015.

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1 August 2016 22:16 GMT


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