TORONTO– (August 24, 2018) Sarah Douglas qualifies Canada in the Laser Radial, and Tom Ramshaw qualifies Canada in the Finn for Tokyo 2020.
Canadian Sailing Team Member, Sarah Douglas worked her way up the scoreboard at the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus in Denmark. The Laser Radial sailor showed impressive skills throughout the event, sailing consistently in the challenging conditions that Aarhus offered with multiple top 5 finishes, including a race win in Race 6.
Sarah hit the water strong, competing in her first medal race at a World Championships. She held her own in the fleet of Olympians, Medalists, and World Championships as Aarhus delivered shifty winds ranging from 6 – 25 knots, finishing 7th in the Medal Race and 6th overall.
Canadian Sailing Team Member, Tom Ramshaw (Finn) finishes 5th place in the medal race at the 2018 Sailing World Championships Aarhus in Denmark. After all his hard work, and consistency during this event, Tom has qualified the country for a spot in the Finn class at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
“We need to sit and reflect on the success of our team at the Worlds,” said Glenn Lethbridge, Executive Director, Ontario Sailing. “Two classes, the Finn and Radial have qualified for the 2020 Olympics. Tom Ramshaw finished in 5th in the Finn, and, Sarah Douglas in 6th. We need to be Ontario Proud”.
Both Sarah and Tom are OHPSI program graduates and work with CSIO Sport Science/Sport Medicine staff. Both of these athletes are a product of the club system, Ontario’s high performance development system as well as the National Sport Organization (Sail Canada). CSIO would like to recognize the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport for their tremendous support of Ontario’s high performance athletes and coaches in their continued quest for the international podium.
About the OHPSI Program
The Ontario High Performance Sport Initiative or OHPSI program was designed to support a comprehensive provincial high performance sport system that allows for sustained success of athletes and coaches at the very highest levels of international sport. The goal of the OHPSI program is to identify and support Ontario athletes who are best capable of achieving future international success on senior national teams in targeted winter and summer Olympic/Paralympic and Pan/Para Pan Am Games sports.
Through the OHPSI program, CSIO provides leadership, coaching support, sport science and sport medicine services, equipment and technology, competition and training camp enhancements, and facility access to create optimal daily training environments for Ontario athletes and coaches.
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