Sigrid Rondelez

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Sigrid Rondelez
Personal information
Full name Sigrid Rondelez
Nickname(s) Sigi
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1971-03-17) 17 March 1971 (age 43)
Bruges, Belgium
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Sport
Sport Sailing
Class(es) Sailboard
Club Side Shore Surfers de Panne[1]
Coach Casper Bouman[1]

Sigrid Rondelez (born March 17, 1971 in Bruges) is a Belgian windsurfer, who specialized in Mistral and Neil Pryde RS:X classes.[1][2] She represented Belgium in three editions of the Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2012), and was a top eight finalist at the 2003 ISAF Sailing World Championships in Cadiz, Spain.[3] Before her sporting career ended in 2012, Rondelez trained for Side Shore Surfers Club in De Panne under her head coach, former Dutch windsurfer, and 2008 Olympian Casper Bouman.[4]

Rondelez made her official debut at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, where she placed sixteenth in women's Mistral sailboard with a net score of 127 points.[5] At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Rondelez competed again in the same program after finishing eighth from the World Championships in Cadiz.[3] She posted a grade of 148 net points to end the eleven-race opening series with an eighteenth-place finish.[6]

Eight years after competing in her last Olympics, Rondelez qualified for her third Belgian team, as a 36-year-old, in the RS:X class at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London by receiving a berth from the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Perth, Western Australia.[7][8] Rondelez missed a chance to sail in the medal race with a seventeenth place finish after ten opening rounds, accumulating a net score of 150 points.[9][10]

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