Windsurfer Bryony Shaw claims superb silver medal at RS:X World Championships alongside Elliot and Claudia Carney
Windsurfer Bryony Shaw claimed a superb
silver medal at the RS:X World Championships in Brazil on
Defending champion Lee Korsitz of Israel won the women’s title
but Shaw - who won bronze at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 but was a
disappointing 7th at London 2012 - held off the challenge of Maayan
Davidovich to take second - her first podium finish at the
Tunbridge Wells-based Shaw (pictured) said: "I’m really
happy to come away with silver.
"Last year didn’t work out as I had wanted and it was tough –
physically and mentally – so the most important thing for me here
is to have had that self-belief grow back inside me again that I do
still have it and I can perform on the water."
Shaw is now focusing on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after
windfurfing received a repreive from sailing's world governing
body after the initial decision to replace the sport with
kiteboarding in Brazil.
The 29-year-old added: "Since windsurfing had its Olympic
reprieve I’ve just been super-excited to get back on the board
"This week has been really important for me confidence-wise and
I’ve showed a few things this week and am developing some
Hythe windsurfer Elliot Carney won his final
race to finish 18th in the men's event - which was won by Brit Nick
The 23-year old (pictured below) who gave up a building
apprenticeship to take up the sport again following its
reinstatement in the Olympics said he was pleased to do so
The victory lifted him five places up the standings and he
tweeted: "I finished with a win. They say you are only as good as
your last race."
He is due back in England on Friday, before flying out to train
in New Zealand next week.
Carney’s 21-year-old sister Claudia finished
31st in the women’s event.
Do you think Shaw can repeat her Beijing medal
success in Rio in 2016? Have your say below.
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