Tony Philp in 2015
|Birth name||Anthony Steven Philp|
|Born||June 14, 1969|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||68 kg (150 lb)|
|Sport||Sailing / 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, [ citation needed ]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.
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.
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,for achievements and contribution towards sports in Fiji.
|1st||Fiji Windsurfing Championships||Beachcomber Is, Fiji ||1983|
|3rd||Pacific Games|| Nouméa, New Caledonia ||1987|
|2nd||Windsurfer World Championships|| Belmont, Australia ||1989|
|1st||Windsurfer World Championships|| Adelaide, Australia ||1991|
|2nd||Pacific Games|| Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea ||1991|
|1st||Windsurfer World Championships|| Port Elizabeth, South Africa ||1992|
|Award||Sportsman of the Year|| Fiji ||1992|
|1st||Windsurfer World Championships|| Sardinia, Italy ||1993|
|2nd||Australian Championships|| Perth, Australia ||1993|
|1st||Windsurfer World Championships|| Illawarra, Australia ||1994|
|Award||Sportsman of the Year|| Fiji ||1994|
|1st||Windsurfer World Championships||Pacific Harbour, Fiji ||1995|
|3rd||Pre-Olympics|| Savannah, USA ||1994|
|1st||Go for Gold (Olympic series regatta)|| Georgia, USA ||1995|
|2nd||Pre-Olympics|| Savannah, USA ||1995|
|2nd||Pacific Games|| Papeete, Tahiti ||1995|
|1st||North American Championships||Jeykl Is. (GA), USA ||1995|
|3rd||Miami Olympic Week|| Biscayne Bay (FL), USA ||1995|
|2nd||Kiel Olympic Week|| Kiel, Germany ||1995|
|7th||Mistral World Championships|| Port Elizabeth, South Africa ||1995|
|3rd||European Championships|| Nice, France ||1996|
|3rd||Palamos Olympic Week|| Palamos, Spain ||1996|
|1st||Hong Kong Open|| Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong ||1996|
|1st||Asia Mistral Elite Regatta|| Guangdong, China ||1996|
|1st||World Ranking (ISAF)||1997|
|9th||Mistral World Championships|| Perth, Australia ||1997|
|2nd||Kiel Olympic Week|| Kiel, Germany ||1997|
|1st||Roma Olympic Week|| Anzio, Italy ||1997|
|1st||Sail Melbourne ISAF World Cup Series|| Melbourne, Australia ||1997|
|1st||Austrian Lakes Week|| Neusiedler See, Austria ||1997|
|1st||Hyères Olympic Week|| Hyères, France ||1997|
|2nd||Kiel Olympic Week|| Kiel, Germany ||1998|
|2nd||Mistral World Championships|| Nouméa, New Caledonia ||1999|
|1st||Pacific Games|| Guam ||1999|
|3rd||Sail Melbourne Olympic Week|| Melbourne, Australia ||1999|
|1st||Trade Wind Trophy||Iles of Pines, New Caledonia ||1999|
|3rd||Sail Auckland Olympic Week|| Auckland, New Zealand ||1999|
|3rd||Hyères Olympic Week|| Hyères, France ||1999|
|3rd||Oceania Championships|| Sydney, Australia||2000|
|3rd||French Championships|| Brest, France ||2000|
|5th||Mistral World Championships|| Mar del Plata, Argentina ||2000|
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