Australian Windsurfing

Athens 2004 Olympics

The Olympic Games
Australian Yachting Federation
with biographies of Australia's representatives
International Sailing Federation
including list of entrants


Women's Winners
gold France: Faustine Merret
silver China: Yin Jian
bronze Italy: Alessandra Sensini
    Australia: Jessica Crisp 6th

Men's Winners
gold Israel: Gal Fridman
silver Greece: Nikolaos Kaklamanakis
bronze Great Britan: Nick Dempsey
    Australia: Lars Kleppich 8th

Whilst Australia has not yet won any Olympic medals in the Mistral Class, we have a former Men's World Champion - Lars Kleppich. Kleppich, who won the Bronze Medal in the Lechner Sailboard Class at the 1992 Olympics, won the World Title in November 1999, having returned to sailing full-time only twelve months beforehand.

Other Aussies to do well in the Mistral Class include Natasha Sturges, who won the 1992 World Championship and the Bronze Medal at the 1994 Mistral Worlds. Previously, Natasha had also won three consecutive Gold medals at the ISAF Youth World Championships in the Mistral class.