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Tom Slingsby
Tom Slingsby Australia

  • Country: Australia
  • Sport: Sailing
  • Height: 6'1" / 1.85m
  • Weight: 183 lbs / 83.0 kg
  • Born: 9/5/1984
  • Career Highlights: Slingsby hopes his second Olympic appearance goes better than his first as the Aussie looks for redemption following a disappointing performance in Beijing. He came into the 2008 Games ranked No. 1 in the world and armed with back-to-back world titles in the Laser class, but finished 22nd in a performance he termed "a disaster." Despite the setback, the future still looks promising and he comes into London as a serious gold-medal contender again. Slingsby has won four world championships and was named the world sailor of the year in 2011. He is considered the biggest challenge to defending gold medalist Paul Goodison, who is a close friend. Slingsby has said that if he makes a successful run at the Games this summer, he will consider changing boats and moving to another class.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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