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Nick Dempsey

Full name: Nicholas Charles "Nick" Dempsey
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 157 lbs (71 kg)
Born: August 13, 1980 in Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain
Affiliations: Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Sailing

Related Olympians: Husband (divorced) of Sarah Ayton.

Medals: 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

A World Youth Championship winner in the Mistral class of windsurfing in 1998, Nick Dempsey improved his result at every World Championship between 1998 and 2004 climbing from 26th to 5th over the seven championships. At the Athens Olympic he was a rather distant fourth coming into the last race of the series but won race eleven and, when other results went in his favour, claimed a bronze medal. This was the first Olympic medal won by a British windsurfer. Having won another bronze at the 2007 World Championship he was considered one of the favourites for the Beijing Games and was a contender for gold entering the final race. This time he could repeat the exploits of Athens and was placed fourth after a poor end to the competition. He rebounded by winning the world title in 2009 and was a silver medalist at the Olympic test event off the coast of Weymouth in 2011, and in 2013 he became the first man to win two World RS:X Windsurfing titles.

Dempsey won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics when he recovered from a slow start to finish well behind the Dutch gold medalist [Dorian van Rijsselberge]. Whilst the result was the same in Rio four years later, it was Dempsey who raced away in the early stages winning three of the first four races but van Rijsselberge then dominated and won six of the final eight races to, again, capture the gold medal. Shortly after the Beijing Olympics, Dempsey married Olympian champion yachtswoman [Sarah Ayton], although they later divorced. Dempsey subsequently dated [Hannah Mills] who replaced Ayton on the Great Britain team when she forfeited her place on the team to support her husband’s Qolympic quest.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Men's Windsurfer Great Britain GBR 16
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Men's Windsurfer Great Britain GBR 3 Bronze
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Men's Windsurfer Great Britain GBR 4
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Men's Windsurfer Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Men's Windsurfer Great Britain GBR 2 Silver

Men's Windsurfer

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank NP TP PTS T T/M GP M1R M1M M2R M2M M3R M3M M4R M4M M5R M5M M6R M6M M7R M7M M8R M8M Last Race Placement 1st Place Finishes 2nd Place Finishes 3rd Place Finishes
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 16 125.0 190.0
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race One AC OCS 37.0
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Two 15 15.0 28:15
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Three 2 2.0 25:26
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Four 28 28.0 40:25
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Five 19 19.0 39:47
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Six 27 27.0 41:26
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 23 23.0 44:30
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 9 9.0 41:06
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 19 19.0 33:59
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 2 2.0 40:23
2000 Summer 20 Sydney Sailing Great Britain Race Eleven 9 9.0 39:02
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 3 53.0 68.0
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race One 2 2.0 29:51
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Two 11 11.0 38:43
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Three 15 15.0 33:32
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Four 10 10.0 33:41
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Five 2 2.0 39:31
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Six 9 9.0 34:24
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 1 1.0 37:20
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 10 10.0 31:43
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 1 1.0 34:36
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 6 6.0 41:49
2004 Summer 23 Athina Sailing Great Britain Race Eleven 1 1.0 31:54
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 4 60 77
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race One 11 11 at 2:00
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Two 9 9 at 2:21
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Three 3 3 at 0:27
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Four 2 2 at 0:22
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Five 1 1 30:20
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Six 7 7 at 0:42
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 17 17 at 3:37
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 5 5 at 2:59
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 3 3 at 0:55
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 5 5 at 1:15
2008 Summer 27 Beijing Sailing Great Britain Medal Race 7 14 at 1:09
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 2 41 51
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race One 5 5 +1:44 12 +1:29 10 +1:44 6 +1:44
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Two 7 7 +1:50 10 +0:27 9 +1:07 7 +1:14 7 +1:47
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Three 5 5 +1:26 14 +0:36 11 +1:00 6 +1:11 7 +1:34 6 +1:34 6 +1:24 5 +1:30 5 +1:34
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Four 1 1 24:25 5 +0:20 3 +0:09 5 +0:22 2 +0:11 2 +0:18 2 +0:09 2 +0:05 2 +0:04
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Five 10 10 +1:56 17 +1:23 14 +1:24 12 +1:57 13 +2:01 11 +1:38 10 +1:53
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Six 1 1 29:22 1 6:48 1 9:20 1 15:33 1 18:35 1 24:39 1 27:44
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 2 2 +1:15 6 +0:16 4 +0:14 2 +0:11 2 +0:11 3 +0:51 2 +0:41 2 +1:05 2 +1:08
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 3 3 +0:21 2 +0:17 2 +0:18 2 +0:30 2 +0:20 2 +0:26 2 +0:18 3 +0:26 3 +0:24
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 9 9 +6:42 9 +0:49 6 +0:59 6 +2:53 5 +3:09 8 +5:20 9 +6:13
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 2 2 +0:19 4 +0:15 1 16:26 2 +0:10 2 +0:07
2012 Summer 31 London Sailing Great Britain Medal Race 3 6 +0:20 3 +0:04 3 +0:26 3 +0:33 3 +0:41 3 +0:28 3 +0:22 3 +0:15 3 +0:14
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Final Standings 2 52 8
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race One 1 1 17:53 1 14:21
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Two 1 1 20:01 1 6:04 1 16:27
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Three 2 2 +0:13 1 7:01 3 +0:20 2 +0:12
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Four 1 1 22:46 1 17:38 1 19:14 1 22:17 2 +0:10
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Five 4 4 +1:46 5 +1:30 5 +1:37 5 +1:45 3 +0:35
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Six 8T RDG 8 +2:24 15 +3:29 15 +3:50 15 +3:08 14 +2:01
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Seven 2 2 +0:07 7 +0:30 1 22:23 2 +0:03
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Eight 5 5 +2:36 1 5:27 5 +3:09 5 +2:41
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Nine 8 8 +3:28 9 +1:06 10 +2:09 9 +3:24
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Ten 5 5 +1:44 7 +1:18 7 +1:21 6 +1:42 5 +0:57
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Eleven 7 7 +1:09 7 +0:52 7 +0:50 7 +1:11 11 +1:31
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Race Twelve 8 8 +1:33 8 +1:39 8 +1:57 8 +1:44 6 +1:48
2016 Summer 35 Rio de Janeiro Sailing Great Britain Medal Race 4 8 +2:11 4 +1:08 4 +2:14
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