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Andrew Simpson

Full name: Andrew Simpson
Nickname(s): Bart
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 229 lbs (104 kg)
Born: December 17, 1976 in Chertsey, Surrey, Great Britain
Died: May 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California, United States
Affiliations: HHSC, Woolwich (GBR)
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Andrew Simpson, also known as Bart Simpson after the popular cartoon character, was known as one of the world’s best sailors in the Laser and Finn classes but for two Olympics running his role was limited to that of training partner to two men, Iain Percy in 2000 and Ben Ainslie in 2004, who both became Olympic champion. In 2008, after both men had met with mixed results in other boats, he teamed up with Iain Percy to campaign for Olympic selection in the Star class. The two men had been close friends since boyhood but they struggled in their early events and placed 52nd at the World Championships in 2008. By Beijing the combination clicked together and they won the Olympic title in a desperately close competition against the Swedish duo. The pair continued their successful ways by winning a silver medal at the 2009 European Championships and a gold medal at the World Championships in 2010. Their medal winning streak was broken in 2011 when Percy suffered a back injury that led to their withdrawal from the World Championships. The duo narrowly failed to defend their Olympic title on home waters at Weymouth in 2012 when they lost out on gold after a final race duel with the Brazilian crew wrecked both teams chances and let Sweden take the championship. Following the London Games Simpson joined the crew of the Swedish America's Cup challenge. Whilst training in San Francisco Bay in May 2013 he became trapped under the boat after a capsize and could not be revived by paramedics after spending ten minutes underwater.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Men's Two Person Keelboat Great Britain GBR 1 Gold
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Men's Two Person Keelboat Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Two Person Keelboat

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Partner Phase Unit Date NP TP PTS T/M
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Final Standings 2008-08-15 45 58
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race One 2008-08-15 7 at 1:33
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Two 2008-08-16 13 at 4:27
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Three 2008-08-16 3 at 0:28
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Four 2008-08-17 5 at 1:45
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Five 2008-08-18 8 at 1:18
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Six 2008-08-18 2 at 1:09
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Seven 2008-08-18 1 1-01:48
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Eight 2008-08-20 1 1-08:41
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Nine 2008-08-20 2 at 0:09
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Ten 2008-08-20 6 at 1:39
2008 Summer 31 Beijing Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Medal Race 2008-08-21 10 at 0:44
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Final Standings 2012-07-29
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race One 2012-07-29
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Two 2012-07-29
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Three 2012-07-30
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Four 2012-07-30
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Five 2012-07-31
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Six 2012-07-31
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Seven 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Eight 2012-08-02
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Nine 2012-08-03
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Race Ten 2012-08-03
2012 Summer 35 London Sailing Great Britain GBR Iain Percy Medal Race 2012-08-05
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