Tuesday 7th August was the Medal Race Day for the RS:X. The tension was tangible as Nick Dempsey was sitting in a similar position to the one he was in during the Beijing Games on the morning of the final day. Four years ago, it all went wrong in the last race and Dempo slumped from second to the worst possible position in the table – fourth. The feeling of that disappointment is probably still raw for him, so he made sure nothing went wrong this year! These are Kevin’s photos from the day’s events, and tell the story well.
Bryony also did us all proud, not quite emulating her success four years ago, but racing well and being right in contention for a medal the whole week, winning a race in the process.
Well done to them both – been fantastic having them training right on our doorstep since our UK centre opened and great to see all the training and effort pay off on the ultimate world stage. They have done themselves, the nation and our sport proud.