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Terry Neilson

Full name: Terence "Terry" Neilson
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
Weight: 187 lbs (85 kg)
Born: November 2, 1958 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Originally a sailor in the Laser class, Terry Neilson first drew attention on the international scene when he won the class at both the 1979 Pan American Games and that year’s European Championships. He was Canadian Champion from 1978 through 1980, in addition to placing ninth at the 1980 World Championships, before switching to the Finn class and taking the Canadian Championship in 1981. He returned to Laser in 1982 and was crowned World Champion prior to coming back to Finn and placing second at the 1984 World Championships. He was selected to compete for Canada at that year’s Summer Olympics, where he won a bronze medal in the Finn class. The Olympics were arguably the pinnacle of his career, but he continued sailing for many years, including skipping Canada’s challenger for the 1987 America’s Cup, which was eliminated prior to the semi-finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup. As of 2013 he remains active in masters’-level tournaments.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Mixed One Person Dinghy Canada CAN 3 Bronze

Mixed One Person Dinghy

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS T
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Final Standings 3 37.7 57.7
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race One 2 3.0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Two 2 3.0 3-08:00
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Three 5 10.0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Four 14 20.0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Five 5 10.0
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Six 1 .0 3-44:00
1984 Summer 25 Los Angeles Sailing Canada Race Seven 6 11.7