Olympics 2016

Josh Junior aspires to repeat Kiwi Olympic Finn success in Rio

New Zealand has an illustrious history in the Finn class at the Olympic Games and if recent form is a guide, Josh Junior (NZL) will be one of the medal favourites this year in Rio. Previously Russell Coutts (NZL) won gold in 1984, and John Cutler (NZL) and Craig Monk (NZL) won bronze in 1988 and 1992.

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Jake Lilley bridges the experience gap as he prepares for Rio Finn contest

Jake Lilley (AUS) has had just over three years to get himself ready for the Rio Olympics. He followed the 2012 Games on TV and decided that’s what he wanted to be doing in four years time. He bought a Finn, starting training and the rest is history. Now he is World No. 5 and he goes into the Rio Olympics with a reasonable shot at a medal.

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Full focus for second Olympics in Finn for Giorgio Poggi

When it really mattered and there were no second chances, Giorgio Poggi (ITA), took an emphatic win in the Italian Olympic trials in the Finn, with a career best fifth place at the 2016 Finn Gold Cup in Gaeta, Italy, an event which he played a part in bringing to his home country.

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Feeling the Olympic energy as Anders Pedersen heads into Rio

“I have been thinking of this race for four years now. And every day is a next step in the preparation for Rio.” Anders Pedersen (NOR) says he will go into his first Olympics in Rio with high expectation and no pressure, but, “looking forward to seeing and feeling the Olympic energy.”

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