Olympics 2016

Smooth sailing for Max Salminen in quest to repeat Olympic success

Four years ago Max Salminen (SWE) was on his way to a gold medal in Weymouth Bay, sat in front of Freddy Lööf (SWE) in their Star class boat. He is now trying again for Olympic glory in Rio, but this time will be in a boat by himself, sailing the Finn.

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Olympic dreams run in the family for Deniss Karpak

For Deniss Karpak (EST), his Olympic Finn ambitions are more than a singlehanded drive for the gold. For him it is very much a family affair. While his mother, Marina, is the team manager, his father Igor is the head coach. They travel with him everywhere, working together as a very tight unit, but also making sure it is fun along the way.

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Pieter-Jan Postma ready for a beautiful Finn fight in Rio

Heading into his third Olympics, Pieter-Jan Postma (NED) says he is taking more time over his preparation and is calmer and more prepared than ever before. He wants a medal, but he knows that it will be a big fight on the water to achieve that dream.

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Finn contender Caleb Paine makes the hard work count

In the cockpit of the Finn belonging to Caleb Paine (USA) there is a decal that reads “No Paine, no gain”. This very much sums up his attitude towards making sure he is the absolutely best prepared he can possibly be come the start of the Olympic Games in August.

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