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Olympics 2016 - Nick Dempsey too old at 36?

Nick Dempsey heads to Rio with the goal of becoming the most successful men’s Olympic windsurfer of all time.

Rio 2016 will be Dempsey’s fifth Games, having made his Olympic debut aged 19 at Sydney 2000, where he finished 16th, in the then Mistral windsurfing class.

Four years later in Athens he made history in becoming the first Brit to ever win a windsurfing Olympic medal. At London 2012 he took the silver.

Now the most experienced and oldest member (turns 36 Saturday) of the Team GB sailors this year, he is aiming to add gold to complete the set of medals.

He said, “As you get older you understand it is just windsurfing, but I’m still as determined, just more balanced."

Dempesy is a double RS:X World Champion, clinching gold at both the 2009 and 2013 Championships

The RS:X class is scheduled to contest a 13-race series, with three races per day, starting Monday with the final one off medal race on Sunday.

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8 August 2016 5:12 GMT


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