Tom Slingsby

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Tom Slingsby
Medal record
Men's Sailing
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold2012 LondonMen's Laser class
 
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Tom Slingsby
Medal record
Men's Sailing
Competitor for  Australia
Olympic Games
Gold2012 LondonMen's Laser class

Tom Slingsby (born 5 September 1984) is an Australian sailor from the Central Coast of New South Wales. He is the reigning world champion and olympic gold medalist in the laser class. He is an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.

2007 - Won the Laser dinghy world championships.

2008 - Ranked number one in the Laser dinghy class prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics Laser competition but finished 23rd overall.

2010 - Won the Laser dinghy world championships at Hayling Island, UK. He was also named the male ISAF World Sailor of the Year.

2011 - Won the Laser ISAF World Sailing Championships at Fremantle, Australia.

2012 - Won the Laser dinghy world championship at Boltenhagen Germany for his fifth world title[1]

2012 - Won the Men's Laser Gold Medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.[2]

2012 - Won the Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year Award with swimmer Alicia Coutts.[3]

2013 - Won the 34th America's Cup as the strategist in Oracle Team USA. Re-signed with Oracle for their defence of the cup.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ILCA
  2. ^ "Aussie Tom Slingsby sails to Laser Olympic gold". Retrieved 06-08-2012. 
  3. ^ Dutton, Chris (17 November 2012). "Slingsby shares top gong with Coutts". Canberra Times. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Slingsby sticks with Oracle. 3 News NZ. 15 November 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Anna Meares
Australian Athlete of the Year
2012
(with Alicia Coutts)
Succeeded by
Incumbent