Nick Dempsey wins silver in Rio!

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Nick Dempsey wins silver in Rio!

Nick Dempsey wins silver in Rio!
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Great Britain’s Nick Dempsey has become the most decorated men’s Olympic windsurfer of all time after wrapping up silver at Rio 2016. Nick took silver to become the first man to win three Olympic windsurfing medals – and hinted he may go for another. A day after turning 36, the most experienced member of the British sailing team secured their first medal of the regatta in Brazil.

Dempsey was beaming after adding silver to his bronze from Athens 2004 and second place at London 2012, seeing him enter the record books as the most decorated men’s Olympic windsurfer ever.

“It is amazing,” he said after making history in Rio de Janeiro. “It is awesome, something I am incredibly proud of. It has been a long time, I have been working for a long time, and it is very hard to stay at the top for that long.”

Dempsey has regularly said he would bow out after Rio 2016 but – fuelled by the afterglow that comes with a podium finish – suggested there was a slight chance he could continue onto Tokyo.

“I am not sure I can do it again,” the 36-year-old said. “I would love to if I could. I don’t know what is next, I would like to do my photography stuff, I would like to do some coaching, I might work a bit within the team, I might carry on sailing a bit more. I am just going to take some time. I don’t know (if I will be in Tokyo). Probably not.”

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