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Sailing

 

About the sport

A nautical sport that defies the ingenuity of the athlete to control a boat propelled by the winds on its sails. The competitions, called regattas, had their first international renditions at the Hundred Guineas Cup, now the America’s Cup. The number of sailors and the type of boats vary for the ten categories—six for the men and four for the women.

Sailing debuted as an Olympic Sport in Paris 1900 and has been present since then except in 1904. The biggest winner is the United Kingdom with 24 medals followed the by the United States (19) and Norway (17). The competitions in 2012 will take place in Weymouth Bay in the Southern Great Britain.

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Star athletes

Athletes to Watch

They will be protagonists at the Olympic Games

Hall of Fame

Stars that made history in the Olympic Games

Ben AinslieBen AinslieCountry:Great Britain

Robert Scheidt's old rival, is the favorite in the Finn Class and needs just one gold medal to become the greatest sailer in the Olympic Games history.


Robert Scheidt e Bruno PradaRobert Scheidt e Bruno PradaCountry: Brazil

More experienced, Brazilians have achieved an unprecedented fact in the history of sailing: added only victories in a period of 12 months from May 2011.

Torben GraelTorben GraelCountry: Brazil

Despite not being the top medalist in the sport, the Brazilian has the most medals among sailors. He has five medals: two gold, one silver, and two bronze.


Paul EvströmPaul EvströmCountry: Denmark

Retired for almost 20 years, the Danish athlete Paul Evström is still the biggest winner at the event with four gold medals in for Olympic Games.

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