Krystal Weir

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Krystal Weir
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born 15/01/1985 Age 27
Melbourne, Victoria
Height 168 cm (5 ft 6 in) (2012)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb) (2012)
Website www.krystalweir.com
Sport
Country Australia
Sport Sailing
Event(s) Laser Radial
Club Sandringham Yacht Club
Coached by Laura Baldwin and Lex Bertrand
Achievements and titles
Regional finals Catholic
Olympic finals been in two

Krystal Weir (born 15 January 1985) is an Australian sailor. She finished eighth at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in sailing in the Women's Laser Radial class event.

Personal[edit]

Weir was born on 15 January 1985 in Melbourne, Victoria[1][2] and spent her childhood in Victoria.[2][3] As of 2012, she lives in Melbourne, Victoria.[1][2]

Weir is 168 centimetres (5 ft 6 in) tall and weighs 65 kilograms (143 lb).[1]

Sailing[edit]

Weir is a sailor[1] and has been described by as "Australia's glamour girl in the world of sailing".[4] She started sailing as an eleven-year-old at the Elwood Sailing Club.[2] She was coached by Lex Bertrand[4][5] and is now coached by Laura Baldwin who became her coach in 2011.[5] She has a sailing scholarship with the Victorian Institute of Sport,[4][5][6] and is a member of the Sandringham Yacht Club.[5] Part of her past training included being thrown overboard by her then coach into Port Phillip Bay.[4][5] It also included trying to collect tennis balls, ping pong balls and straws that were thrown into the water by her coach while not tipping her boat over.[4][5] She arrived in London a month before the start of the Games in order to better prepare.[2][5][6]

Weir won a World Championship[7] in 2004 in the Laser Radial class.[5] She competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the three-crew Yngling team, where she finished eighth alongside teammates Karyn Gojnich and Angela Farrell.[4][5][6] She originally was not named to the team, only making the event after another sailor injured herself in a mountain biking accident.[5]

At the 2011 ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne, Weir finished third.[8] In 2012, she spent three months competing in Europe.[6] At the 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup in the Netherlands, she came in first in round five in the Laser Radial class.[8] At a 2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup event, she came in second.[8] At the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, she finished eighth in the Women's Laser Radial class.[3]

Weir was selected to represent Australia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in sailing in the Women's Laser Radial class event.[1][2][4][6][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "London 2012 - Krystal Weir". Australia: Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "The Road to London: Krystal Weir, Olympic sailing champion -". ABC Victoria — Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Australian sailors win four gold medals on Olympic waters — Yacht & Boat". Yachtandboat.com.au. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Langmaid, Aaron (2012-07-04). "Krystal Weir clear on golden goal". News.com.au. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j King, Simon (7 July 2012). "Sailor takes rocky road to golden waters". Sydney: The Australian. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  6. ^ a b c d e Fisher, Jan (2012-07-02). "Smooth sailing on Olympic journey — Local News — News — General". Melbourne Weekly Bayside. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  7. ^ "Olympic sailors eye record medal haul". Nine MSN. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  8. ^ a b c "ISAF Sailing World Cup standings — Australians top three classes". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  9. ^ "London 2012 Olympic Games — Aussie sailors aim to bash the Poms". Sail-World.com. Retrieved 2012-07-11.