Tony Philp

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Tony Philp
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Tony Philp in 2015
Personal information
Birth nameAnthony Steven Philp
Born (1969-06-14) June 14, 1969 (age 51)
Suva, Fiji
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Website http://www.tonyphilp.com
Sport
CountryFlag of Fiji.svg  Fiji
SportSailing / Windsurfing
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Tony Philp windsurfing
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Tony Philp windsurfing
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Tony Philp windsurfing

Anthony Steven "Tony" Philp MF is a former Windsurfing World Champion and Olympic sailor from Fiji. Currently a Brand Ambassador for international outdoor magazine The Outdoor Journal, [1] he is also a consultant for the International Surfing Association – and worked with them on the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship in Fiji in November 2016.[ citation needed ]

Philp is one of only two Fiji-born athletes, along with golfer Vijay Singh, to be ranked number one in their sports official world ranking list. [2]

Throughout his sporting career Philp won 13 individual Windsurfer World titles at the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 World Championships (including 4 overall world titles) and competed at 5 consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He was also vice–world champion in both the Windsurfer and Mistral Olympic Class in 1989 and 1999 and topped the ISAF (International Sailing Association Federation) world-ranking list for Olympic windsurfing in 1997.

At age 15, Philp was the youngest ever athlete to compete at an Olympic sailing event (Los Angeles 1984), and was a flag bearer for his country at the 2000 Olympic Games. He was made a Member of the Order of Fiji, the most senior award in the Fijian honors system in 1995 and was inducted into the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame in 2009, [3] for achievements and contribution towards sports in Fiji.

Selected achievements

ResultEventVenue/CountryYear
1stFiji Windsurfing ChampionshipsBeachcomber Is, Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg 1983
3rdPacific Games Nouméa, New Caledonia Flag of France.svg 1987
2ndWindsurfer World Championships Belmont, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1989
1stWindsurfer World Championships Adelaide, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1991
2ndPacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 1991
1stWindsurfer World Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg 1992
AwardSportsman of the Year Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg 1992
1stWindsurfer World Championships Sardinia, Italy Flag of Italy.svg 1993 [4]
2ndAustralian Championships Perth, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1993
1stWindsurfer World Championships Illawarra, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1994
AwardSportsman of the Year Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg 1994
1stWindsurfer World ChampionshipsPacific Harbour, Fiji Flag of Fiji.svg 1995
3rdPre-Olympics Savannah, USA Flag of the United States.svg 1994
1stGo for Gold (Olympic series regatta) Georgia, USA Flag of the United States.svg 1995
2ndPre-Olympics Savannah, USA Flag of the United States.svg 1995
2ndPacific Games Papeete, Tahiti Flag of French Polynesia.svg 1995
1stNorth American ChampionshipsJeykl Is. (GA), USA Flag of the United States.svg 1995
3rdMiami Olympic Week Biscayne Bay (FL), USA Flag of the United States.svg 1995
2ndKiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Flag of Germany.svg 1995
7thMistral World Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa Flag of South Africa.svg 1995
3rdEuropean Championships Nice, France Flag of France.svg 1996
3rdPalamos Olympic Week Palamos, Spain Flag of Spain.svg 1996
1stHong Kong Open Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.svg 1996
1stAsia Mistral Elite Regatta Guangdong, China Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1996
1stWorld Ranking (ISAF)1997
9thMistral World Championships Perth, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1997
2ndKiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Flag of Germany.svg 1997
1stRoma Olympic Week Anzio, Italy Flag of Italy.svg 1997
1stSail Melbourne ISAF World Cup Series Melbourne, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1997
1stAustrian Lakes Week Neusiedler See, Austria Flag of Austria.svg 1997
1stHyères Olympic Week Hyères, France Flag of France.svg 1997
2ndKiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Flag of Germany.svg 1998
2ndMistral World Championships Nouméa, New Caledonia Flag of France.svg 1999 [5]
1stPacific Games Guam Flag of Guam.svg 1999
3rdSail Melbourne Olympic Week Melbourne, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1999
1stTrade Wind TrophyIles of Pines, New Caledonia Flag of France.svg 1999
3rdSail Auckland Olympic Week Auckland, New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.svg 1999
3rdHyères Olympic Week Hyères, France Flag of France.svg 1999
3rdOceania Championships Sydney, Australia Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
3rdFrench Championships Brest, France Flag of France.svg 2000
5thMistral World Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina Flag of Argentina.svg 2000

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See also

[8] ==References==

  1. "World Champion and 5-time Olympian Tony Philp signs up as The Outdoor Journal Ambassador". The Outdoor Journal. The Outdoor Journal.
  2. "Famous Fijian People".
  3. "2009 Anthony Steven (Tony) Philp - Windsurfing".
  4. http://www.afterweb.com/YCCS/albodoro/index.htm
  5. "MISTRAL ONE DESIGN WORLD CHAMPIONS" . Retrieved Jan 5, 2013.
  6. https://web.archive.org/web/20110722033228/http://www.federvela.it/stampa/webolimp/iscritti.html
  7. http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=7-3653-0-0-0&sID=35815
  8. "World Champion and 5-time Olympian Tony Philp signs up as The Outdoor Journal Ambassador". The Outdoor Journal. The Outdoor Journal.

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