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.At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he finished in 6th place.
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.
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.
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home.
Gal Fridman is an Israeli windsurfer and Israel's only Olympic Gold Medalist. Fridman won a Bronze Medal in the Atlanta 1996 Summer Olympics, and his Gold Medal in the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. He is the only Israeli athlete to win two Olympic Medals, and the first Olympic Gold medalist in Israeli history. His first name, Gal, means "wave" in Hebrew.
João Filipe Gaspar Rodrigues is a Portuguese windsurfer. He competed in every Summer Olympic Games from 1992 to 2016 with the best result of sixth place in 2004. He was the flag bearer for Portugal during the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations.
Nicholas Charles Dempsey is a British windsurfer, who lives in Weymouth. He became the first man to win three Olympics medals in windsurfing when he won silver in the 2016 Rio Olympics, adding to a silver won in the 2012 London Olympics, and a bronze from the 2004 Athens Olympics. He is also twice world champion, winning gold in 2009 and 2013, the first man to win two windsurfing world titles.
Sebastiaan Verschuren is a Dutch former competitive swimmer who specialized in short- and middle-distance freestyle events. At the 2016 European Aquatics Championships he won the gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle. He participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, finishing 5th in the 100 meter freestyle in 2012.
Djibouti has participated in eight Summer Olympic Games as of the completion of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. They have never competed in the Winter Olympic Games. Djibouti debuted at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, United States of America with three athletes, but did not take home a medal. The highest number of Djiboutian athletes participating in a summer Games is eight in the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain. Only one Djiboutian athlete has ever won a medal at the Olympics, marathon runner Hussein Ahmed Salah, who won a bronze medal in the 1988 marathon.
Alexandra Wenk is a German swimmer who competes in the Women's 100 metre butterfly. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she finished 21st overall in the heats in the Women's 100 metre butterfly and failed to reach the final. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she finished in 21st place in the women's 100 m butterfly and did not qualify for the semifinals. She competed in the women's 200 m medley where she finished 11th in the semifinals and did not qualify for the final. She was also a member of the women's 4 x 100 m medley relay team which finished 12th in the heats and did not qualify for the final.
Clemens Andreas Rapp is a German swimmer. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200 m freestyle, finishing in 24th place in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals. His team was placed fourth in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay.
Dion Dreesens is a Dutch swimmer.
Ioannis Mitakis is a Greek sailor. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Men's Finn class. He finished in 14th place at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and in 11th at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Marco Koch is a German competitive swimmer who specializes in breaststroke events. He is a former world record holder in the 200 meter breaststroke.
Ole-Kristian Bryhn is a Norwegian sport shooter.
Tuuli Petäjä-Sirén is a Finnish windsurfer. She won a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's RS:X.
Christoph Fildebrandt is a German swimmer. He won a silver and a bronze medal in freestyle relays at the European and world short-course championships in 2010 and 2012, respectively. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, his team finished sixth in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he competed in the 200 m freestyle where he finished 28th in the heats and did not qualify for the semifinals. He also competed as part of the 4 x 200 freestyle relay team which finished in 6th place.
Kristian Tsvetanov Golomeev is a Greek-Bulgarian swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre freestyle, finishing in 31st place (50.08) overall in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals.
Ryan Sissons is a New Zealand triathlete. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, Sissons represented New Zealand at the 2012 London Olympics in the triathlon where he finished 33rd. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he finished in 13th in the individual event and was part of the New Zealand mixed relay team that finished in 5th. At the 2016 Summer Olympics, he finished in 17th.
Stefanos Dimitriadis is a Greek swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he competed in the Men's 100 metre butterfly and 200 m butterfly, finishing in 40th and 23rd places overall respectively in the heats, failing to qualify for the semifinals.
Napalai Tansai (born 20 May 1982 in Chonburi is a Thai windsurfer. She has competed at three Olympics, at the 2000, 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2000, sailing in the Mistral One class, she finished in 19th place. The Mistral class was replaced with the RS-X class in which she finished in 20th place in 2008 and 24th place in 2012.
Andreas Cariolou is a four-time Olympic windsurfer from Cyprus. He accomplished thirteenth-place finishes at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but failed to qualify into the medal race. At his third Olympics in London, Cariolou improved further in the men's event, but suffered a disastrous performance in the sixth race, which affected his position in the overall rankings, and ultimately ended up in seventeenth place. In Rio 2016 Olympics he was again close to the top 10 mid championship. But a very bad ending of the event saw him finishing a disappointing 19th place. After some time off, and an injury in the left shoulder from a mountain biking accident, he returned to action in 2017 with a 16th place at the European Championship. He is now in preparation for what will be his 5th Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
Santiago Enrique Grillo Diez is a Colombian windsurfer, who specialized in Neil Pryde RS:X class. A two-time Olympian, he is ranked no. 82 in the world for the sailboard class by the International Sailing Federation. Grillo also trains for Velas y Vientos in Cali under his Argentina-based personal coach Manuel Fumagallo.
Angeliki "Gelly" Skarlatou is a Greek windsurfer, who specialized in Mistral and Neil Pryde RS:X classes. She represented Greece in four editions of the Olympic Games, and has earned numerous national and sporting titles, including gold medals at the Eurolymp Week, during her career. As of September 2013, she is ranked no. 40 in the world for the sailboard class by the International Sailing Federation.
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