Tony Philp

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Tony Philp
Tony Philp in 2015.jpg
Tony Philp in 2015
Personal information
Birth nameAnthony Steven Philp
Born (1969-06-14) June 14, 1969 (age 53)
Suva, Fiji
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Country Fiji
SportSailing / Windsurfing
Tony Philp windsurfing
Tony Philp windsurfing
Tony Philp windsurfing

Anthony Steven "Tony" Philp MF is a former Windsurfing World Champion and Olympic sailor from Fiji. Currently a Brand Ambassador for international outdoor magazine The Outdoor Journal,[1] he is also a consultant for the International Surfing Association – and worked with them on the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship in Fiji in November 2016.[citation needed]

Philp is one of only two Fiji-born athletes, along with golfer Vijay Singh, to be ranked number one in their sports official world ranking list.[2]

Throughout his sporting career Philp won 13 individual Windsurfer World titles at the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 World Championships (including 4 overall world titles) and competed at 5 consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He was also vice–world champion in both the Windsurfer and Mistral Olympic Class in 1989 and 1999 and topped the ISAF (International Sailing Association Federation) world-ranking list for Olympic windsurfing in 1997.

At age 15, Philp was the youngest ever athlete to compete at an Olympic sailing event (Los Angeles 1984), and was a flag bearer for his country at the 2000 Olympic Games. He was made a Member of the Order of Fiji, the most senior award in the Fijian honors system in 1995 and was inducted into the Fiji Sports Hall of Fame in 2009,[3] for achievements and contribution towards sports in Fiji.

Selected achievements[edit]

Result Event Venue/Country Year
1st Fiji Windsurfing Championships Beachcomber Is, Fiji Fiji 1983
3rd Pacific Games Nouméa, New Caledonia France 1987
2nd Windsurfer World Championships Belmont, Australia Australia 1989
1st Windsurfer World Championships Adelaide, Australia Australia 1991
2nd Pacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1991
1st Windsurfer World Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa South Africa 1992
Award Sportsman of the Year Fiji Fiji 1992
1st Windsurfer World Championships Sardinia, Italy Italy 1993[4]
2nd Australian Championships Perth, Australia Australia 1993
1st Windsurfer World Championships Illawarra, Australia Australia 1994
Award Sportsman of the Year Fiji Fiji 1994
1st Windsurfer World Championships Pacific Harbour, Fiji Fiji 1995
3rd Pre-Olympics Savannah, USA United States 1994
1st Go for Gold (Olympic series regatta) Georgia, USA United States 1995
2nd Pre-Olympics Savannah, USA United States 1995
2nd Pacific Games Papeete, Tahiti French Polynesia 1995
1st North American Championships Jeykl Is. (GA), USA United States 1995
3rd Miami Olympic Week Biscayne Bay (FL), USA United States 1995
2nd Kiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Germany 1995
7th Mistral World Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa South Africa 1995
3rd European Championships Nice, France France 1996
3rd Palamos Olympic Week Palamos, Spain Spain 1996
1st Hong Kong Open Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong Hong Kong 1996
1st Asia Mistral Elite Regatta Guangdong, China China 1996
1st World Ranking (ISAF) 1997
9th Mistral World Championships Perth, Australia Australia 1997
2nd Kiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Germany 1997
1st Roma Olympic Week Anzio, Italy Italy 1997
1st Sail Melbourne ISAF World Cup Series Melbourne, Australia Australia 1997
1st Austrian Lakes Week Neusiedler See, Austria Austria 1997
1st Hyères Olympic Week Hyères, France France 1997
2nd Kiel Olympic Week Kiel, Germany Germany 1998
2nd Mistral World Championships Nouméa, New Caledonia France 1999[5]
1st Pacific Games Guam Guam 1999
3rd Sail Melbourne Olympic Week Melbourne, Australia Australia 1999
1st Trade Wind Trophy Iles of Pines, New Caledonia France 1999
3rd Sail Auckland Olympic Week Auckland, New Zealand New Zealand 1999
3rd Hyères Olympic Week Hyères, France France 1999
3rd Oceania Championships Sydney, AustraliaAustralia 2000
3rd French Championships Brest, France France 2000
5th Mistral World Championships Mar del Plata, Argentina Argentina 2000

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See also[edit]



  1. ^ a b "World Champion and 5-time Olympian Tony Philp signs up as The Outdoor Journal Ambassador". The Outdoor Journal. The Outdoor Journal. 14 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Famous Fijian People". 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ "2009 Anthony Steven (Tony) Philp - Windsurfing".
  4. ^ "Yacht Club Costa Smeralda".
  5. ^ "MISTRAL ONE DESIGN WORLD CHAMPIONS". Retrieved Jan 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Fiji Sports Hall of Fame - Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee - FOX SPORTS PULSE". Archived from the original on 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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