Olympics: Silver For Nick Dempsey

7 August 2012, 14:20

Peterborough's Olympic windsurfer Nick Dempsey has secured a silver medal at London 2012.

Nick, who went to Orton Longueville School, finished the final RSX Men's Race in third place to secure second place overall in the Weymouth and Portland Regatta.

It's Nick's second Olympic medal following a bronze at Athens in 2004, and makes up for the disappointment of finishing fourth in the same class at the Beijing games four years ago.

Dutch windsurfer Dorian Van Rijsselberge claimed the gold medal.

Speaking immediately after the race, Dempsey said: :It’s been a pretty difficult four years but I always believed I could come here and do well. I’m just massively relieved more than anything.

It’s been really tough. 

The Dutch guy had such a good start [to the regatta] and it was about coming to terms with that very quickly I was only going to be racing for second. 

I was desperate, desperate [to win silver].

Third was going to be a disaster, and fourth I don’t know what I’d have done.

Nick Depmsey

I’m just glad I could do it for all the people who have helped me. 

Without doubt to have all my family and friends here to do in front of the crowd couldn’t be better. 

This is a moment for reflection but I’m pretty sure this is not the end of the road."

Photographs: (C) Richard Langdon/ RYA


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