Hamlet would have been proud! Tonight, we watched Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark win a gold medal in the women’s sailing competition in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games. Sweden finished second, and the Netherlands finished third.
The race is in a one-person Laser Radial sailboat (http://www.dinghyshop.com/product/LP10002.html).
American Anna Tunnicliffe won the competition in 2008 in Beijing. She is now a CrossFit competitor.
In Sweden, Anna-Marie also incorporated sailing into her schooling. She studied Sport Science at Aarhus University, where her thesis involved developing a fixed physical test for Laser sailors.
We’ve sailed Lasers on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. It is a great all-around boat for the Lake and used in beginning, intermediate and advanced sailing classes.