Thursday, August 02, 2012

Beaconsfield's Tyler Bjorn sails in father's and brother's Olympic wake

 Photo by Clive Mason, from Zimbio

The West Island section of the Gazette published an article on Tyler Bjorn:

When 42-year-old Tyler Bjorn, of Beaconsfield, competes in sailing this week at the Olympic Games in London, he is following in the wake of two West Island men he knows well. Bjorn’s father, Peter Bjorn, competed for Canada in Star class sailing at the 1972 Olympics in Munich and Bjorn’s older brother, Kai Bjorn, competed at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, finishing fifth overall in the same event. This time around, Tyler Bjorn will be in Canada’s Star class boat along with Richard Clarke of British Columbia, a lifelong friend and fellow member of Canada’s national sailing team. Bjorn, a former coach of Quebec’s provincial sailing team, said he was optimistic about his team’s prospects after two years of intense training. It’s all a happy turnaround, said Bjorn.