Tom Ashley

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Tom Ashley
Personal information
Full name Thomas John Mitchell Ashley
Born (1984-02-11) 11 February 1984 (age 33)
Auckland, New Zealand

Thomas John Mitchell Ashley, ONZM (born 11 February 1984 in Auckland) is a sailor from New Zealand, who won the gold medal in the men's sailboard event at the 2008 Summer Olympics, he also won the 2008 RS:X World Championships. He is the Olympic champion and the 2008 World champion. Ashley attended Westlake Boys High School in Auckland, which had earlier fostered the development of other notable sailors, including Chris Dickson and Dean Barker.

Ashley placed 2nd two years previous at the 2006 World Championships. During the event the top-10 sailors were selected to sail the final race, called the medal race. Before the start of the medal race Ashley was in first position, only one point in front of Casper Bouman from the Netherlands. Bouman finished second in the medal race, one position in front of Ashley. Both sailors then had the same points (23), but Bouman was crowned as the World champion thanks to his better position during the medal race.

Achievements[edit]

Year Position Boat type Event
2010 Med 2.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Spain HRH Princess Sofia Trophy
2010 Med 1.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer New Zealand Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland
2009 Med 1.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer New Zealand Singapore Airlines Sail Auckland
2008 Med 1.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer China 2008 Olympic Games - Men's sailboard
2008 Med 1.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer New Zealand 2008 RS:X World Championships
2006 Med 2.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Italy 2006 RS:X World Championships
2006 Med 2.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Austria ISAF World Sailing Games
2006 Med 3.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer Spain HRH Princess Sofia Trophy
2006 Med 2.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer New Zealand Sail Auckland International Regatta
2006 Med 1.png RS:X - Men's Windsurfer New Zealand New Zealand RS:X National Championship
2004 Med 2.png Mistral - Men France Semaine Olympique Francaise
2003 Med 2.png Mistral - Men New Zealand Sail Auckland
2003 Med 2.png Mistral - Men Australia Sail Melbourne
2002 Med 1.png Mistral - Men Canada Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship
2002 Med 1.png Mistral - Men Spain IMCO World Youth Championship

Training partners[edit]

Ashley's training partners have been known to have been: Josh Nixon (NZL), Ricardo Santos (BRA), Joao Rodigues (POR), Shahar Tzuberi (ISR), Ivan Pastor Lafuente (ESP) and Zac Plavsic (CAN).

Club memberships[edit]

Ashley is a member of:

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