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Monday, August 6, 2012

Slingsby Brings Home The Bling - 2012 London Olympics

Australia's Tom Slingsby has won the gold medal in the Laser class on the waters of Weymouth ahead of Cypriot Pavlos Kontides with Rasmus Myrgren of Sweden clinching the bronze.
Photo: OnEdition
Watched by a large crowd on the Nothe peninsula, overlooking Weymouth Bay including his parents and girlfriend, Slingsby was ecstatic as he crossed the finish line to claim victory. His coach Michael Blackburn and sailing team mates held he aloft after he returned to the shore.
Photo: OnEdition
"Words can't describe how I feel right now. It's been a long road. I've been through the highs and lows in the sport but nothing beats this," Slingsby said after the race.

"The Olympics is a dream, it is the pinnacle of sport. Right now I'm the happiest man on the planet."

Lulu Roseman

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