|Full name||Thomas John Mitchell Ashley|
|Born||11 February 1984|
Auckland, New Zealand
Thomas John Mitchell Ashley(born 11 February 1984 in Auckland) is a sailor from New Zealand, who won the gold medal in the men's sailboard event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he also won the 2008 RS:X World Championships. He is the Olympic champion and the 2008 World champion. Ashley attended Westlake Boys High School in Auckland, which had earlier fostered the development of other notable sailors, including Chris Dickson and Dean Barker.
Ashley placed 2nd two years previous at the 2006 World Championships. During the event the top-10 sailors were selected to sail the final race, called the medal race. Before the start of the medal race Ashley was in first position, only one point in front of Casper Bouman from the Netherlands. Bouman finished second in the medal race, one position in front of Ashley. Both sailors then had the same points (23), but Bouman was crowned as the World champion thanks to his better position during the medal race.
In the 2009 New Year Honours, Ashley was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to board sailing.
|2010||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||HRH Princess Sofia Trophy|
|2010||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland|
|2009||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland|
|2008||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||2008 Olympic Games – Men's sailboard|
|2008||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||2008 RS:X World Championships|
|2006||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||2006 RS:X World Championships|
|2006||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||ISAF World Sailing Games|
|2006||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||HRH Princess Sofia Trophy|
|2006||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||Sail Auckland International Regatta|
|2006||RS:X – Men's Windsurfer||New Zealand RS:X National Championship|
|2004||Mistral – Men||Semaine Olympique Française|
|2003||Mistral – Men||Sail Auckland|
|2003||Mistral – Men||Sail Melbourne|
|2002||Mistral – Men||Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship|
|2002||Mistral – Men||IMCO World Youth Championship|
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