Boards at the Olympics: Day Six

He might not be a windsurfer, but Ben Ainslie is now the most successful Olympic sailor of all time. Boards caught a few words from him after he won gold in a closely contested medal race today:

Ben Ainslie takes gold.

“To win on home waters, in front of a home crowd, that’s just incredible.

It wasn’t necessarily the greatest (medal race) because the conditions were difficult. To race for an Olympic gold medal on that course is pretty hard, it came down to a split and it went my way. I’ve done a bit of homework on that course over the years, so I was confident that would work but it was really close.

I was confident, but you never know so that’s the nature of the game.”

Ben Ainslie

Check out the full gallery on shots and introduction to the racing on the next page.