Thursday, January 31, 2008

Final Day - Finn Gold Cup

Photo of Chris Cook from Miami OCR 2007 by Dan Nerney.

From CYA News, an excerpt on Chris Cook's go at the medal race, reserved for the top ten performers at the Finn world Championship. - Ralph, Montreal Sailing

Chris Cook, battled gamely all week but came up short in the Medal Race. A tentative start saw Chris dig himself a small hole that he could not recover from. Although "game" as always Chris was unable to claw back and thus dropped one place in the standings to finish 6th overall. Lets keep that in perspective, a 6th at the World Championship is something to be proud of and a solid stepping stone forward during the Olympic Year. Chris proved throughout the championship that he is among the elite in his class and provides Canada with a legitimate podium performer heading into the Games.

The focus for the majority now shifts to the Spring European circuit with the first major stop being Palma, ESP in March. Thats all for now from Melbourne, but stay tuned to these threads as Canadian athletes prepare for the Olympic Games in Qingdao.