Nick Dempsey

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Great Britain
Men's Sailing
Silver 2012 London Men's sailboard
Bronze 2004 Athens Men's sailboard

Nicholas Charles "Nick" Dempsey[1] (born 13 August 1980 in Norwich) is an English windsurfer, who lives in Weymouth. He married yachtswoman Sarah Ayton in October 2008 just two months after she won a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In June 2009, they had a son, Thomas-Flynn.

Dempsey booked his first international success at the 1998 Mistral Youth World Championships where he won the bronze medal. As a senior his first win was clinched at the North Sea Cup Series in Pevensey Bay and an additional third place in the Kieler Woche. During the 2000 Summer Olympics he finished in 16th position. He continued winning competitions in 2001 and beyond like Athens Eurolymp Week, Kieler Woche and the SPA Regatta before finishing third at the 2004 Summer Olympics to take the windsurfing bronze medal.

When switching to the RS:X class he won race after race, resulting in the first spot on the RS:X world rankings. He took the gold medal at the 2006 RS:X European Championships. At the 2006 RS:X World Championships when he finished in 5th position. At the 2008 Summer Olympics he came 4th in the RS:X Class windsurfing class.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Dempsey won the silver medal in the RS:X Class windsurfing class.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Position Windsurfing class Event
2012 Silver medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer United Kingdom 2012 Olympic Games - Men's sailboard
2008 4. RS:X - Men's Windsurfer China 2008 Olympic Games - Men's sailboard
2006 Gold medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Turkey 2006 RS:X European Championships
2006 Gold medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Netherlands Holland Regatta
2006 Silver medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer France Semaine Olympique Française
2006 Gold medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Spain HRH Princess Sofia Trophy
2006 Gold medal with cup.svg RS:X - Men's Windsurfer United States Rolex Miami OCR
2004 Bronze medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Greece 2004 Summer Olympics
2003 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Greece Saronikos Gulf Regatta
2003 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Spain XXXIV Princess Sofia Trophy
2003 Silver medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Greece Athens Eurolymp Week
2002 Silver medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Germany Kieler Woche
2002 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men United Kingdom North Sea Cup Series - Herne Bay
2002 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Netherlands SPA Regatta
2002 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men New Zealand Sail Auckland
2002 Silver medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Australia Sail Melbourne
2001 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Germany Kieler Woche
2001 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Spain XXXII Princess Sofia Trophy
2001 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Greece Athens Eurolymp Week
2000 16. Mistral - Men Australia 2000 Summer Olympics
2000 Bronze medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Germany Kieler Woche
2000 Gold medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men United Kingdom North Sea Cup Series - Pevensey Bay
2000 Silver medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men Egypt Penta Mistral Cup
1998 Bronze medal with cup.svg Mistral - Men South Africa 1998 Mistral World Youth Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ GRO reference: September 1980, Vol. 10, Page 59389/S
  2. ^ Morris, Steven (7 August 2012). "London 2012: Great Britain's Nick Dempsey wins windsurfing silver medal". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

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