Toni Wilhelm

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Toni Wilhelm (born 5 February 1983) is a German competitive windsurfer. He was born in Lörrach. He competed in windsurfing at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he finished in 4th place. [1] [2] At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he finished in 6th place. [3]

Windsurfing water sport

Windsurfing is a surface water sport that combines elements of surfing and sailing. It consists of a board usually 2 to 2.5 metres long, with displacements typically between 45 and 150 litres, powered by wind on a sail. The rig is connected to the board by a free-rotating universal joint and consists of a mast, boom and sail. On “short” boards The sail area generally ranges from 1.5 to 12 square metres depending on the conditions, the skill of the sailor, the type of windsurfing being undertaken and the weight of the person windsurfing. On long boards, upon which the sport was first popularized -sail areas and board lengths are typically larger and the athleticism required is much less.

Lörrach Place in Baden-Württemberg, Germany

LörrachGerman pronunciation: [ˈlœrax] is a city in southwest Germany, in the valley of the Wiese, close to the French and the Swiss borders. It is the capital of the district of Lörrach in Baden-Württemberg. The largest industry is the Milka chocolate factory. The city had a population of 10,794 in 1905 and of 47,707 in 2007.

2004 Summer Olympics Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, held in Athens in 2004

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References

  1. "Toni Wilhelm". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 August 2012.
  2. http://www.olympic.org/olympic-results/london-2012/sailing/rs-x-windsurfer-m
  3. "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-05.