Sailing – Champions
International Sailing Federation organizes sailing championships worldwide. There are different categories of international championships.
Here we have tried to align them together at one place in a table.
|ISAF (International Sailing Federation)||
|IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association) Championships||
|IFDS (International Association for Disabled Sailing) Championship||
Let us now take a brief look at the careers of some of the champions of this sport.
Robert Scheidt is a competitor from Brazil. From five Olympic Games, he has won two gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal. By 2006, he had already won 125 titles and became the star performer.
He is the first Brazilian athlete to win four consecutive medals in four Olympics. He also won a gold medal in Pan American Games in 1995 and in 1996, he won his first World Championship.
Glenn Ashby is an Australian competitor. He has won nine A Class Catamaran World Championships. Till now he has won 15 gold medals in World Championship in different categories.
In addition, he has also won four silvers and one bronze in World Championship in different categories. He has also won a silver medal in 2008 Olympics in Tornado category. Currently Emirates Team New Zealand is under his captaincy in America’s Cup.
Ben Ainslie plays for Great Britain. From 1996-2012, he won medals consecutively in all five Olympic Games. In 1996 Olympics, he won a silver while in rest he won gold medals.
Ainslie is the first person to win medals in all five different categories of sailing. He has also won eleven gold medals in World Championships. Ainslie is the second person to win four gold medals in this sport.