Johannes Ahun

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Johannes Ahun
Personal information
Nickname(s) Juss
Nationality  Estonia
Born (1987-12-22) 22 December 1987 (age 26)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport
Sport Sailing
Class(es) Sailboard
Club Noblessner Yacht Club[1]
Coach Jaak Lukk[1]

Johannes Ahun (born December 22, 1987 in Tallinn) is an Estonian windsurfer, who specializes in Neil Pryde RS:X discipline.[2][1] He is also a two-time Olympic sailor, and is currently ranked no. 45 in the world for his class by the International Sailing Federation.

Ahun began surfing at the age of eleven, when he encouraged his father to visit the beach, especially during the winter season. In 2003, he moved to Pirita, where he studied and trained under coach Karmo Kalk, at Hawaii Express Windsurfing School. Two years later, Ahun was admitted to the national senior sailing team, and had been participating in numerous windsurfing competitions, including his official international debut at the 2006 RS:X World Championships in Nago–Torbole, Italy.

Ahun competed for the first time at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he sailed in the men's RS:X windsurfing, finishing in thirty-third place after ten races, with a total of 273 net points.[3] After the Olympics, he booked international success in the windsurfing competitions by achieving six top-fifty placements, and nearly missing out of the medal podium at the 2009 Warnemunder Woche in Warnemünde, Germany. In 2012, Ahun eventually qualified for his second Olympics in London, after placing sixty-second at the 2012 RS:X World Championships in Cadiz, Spain, and having received an allocated place by ISAF. He competed in the men's RS:X windsurfing, and further improved his sailing performance in all the races. However, he finished only in thirtieth place, with a score of 270 net points, for imposing a discretionary penalty in the fourth race, and for not completing successfully in the penultimate race.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Johannes Ahun". London 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Johannes Ahun". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's RS:X". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Men's RS:X". London 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012. 

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