Gold: Emirates Team New Zealand
(New Zealand team, Sailing)
Team New Zealand Successfully defended the America’s Cup by beating Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli (Italy) 7-3. Several of the crew members are repeat winners from four years ago, including 9-times World and once Olympic Champion Peter Burling (NZL) and 8-times World Champion and once Olympic Champion, Blair Tuke (NZL).
Crew members: Peter Burling, Blair Tuke, Josh Junior, Andy Maloney, Guy Endean, Simon van Velthooven, Joseph Sullivan, Marius van der Poel, Marcus Hansen, Finn Henry, Mike Lee, Steven Ferguson, Ray Davies (NZL), Louis Sinclair (NZL/ATG), Glenn Ashby (AUS), Carlo Huisman (NED)
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Silver: Rachael Blackmore
(Horse Racing (Jump), Ireland)
She won 6 races at the Cheltenham Festival. Only Ruby Walsh (IRL) has done better, with 7. Five were Grade 1 race wins: the Champion Hurdle, the Ballymore Novice Hurdle, the Champion Bumper, the Ryanair Chase, and the Triumph Hurdle. She also finished second in the Gold Cup and third in the Arkle Challenge Trophy. No other woman had ever finished in the top three of the Champion Hurdle or the Gold Cup.
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Bronze: Julie Zogg
She won the FIS World Cup Women’s Parallel Slalom in Berchtesgaden (DEU) and finished third in the Mixed Relay. With the win she clinched her third Women’s Parallel Slalom World Cup title in a row and fourth total, more than anyone else in Parallel Slalom Snowboard.
Watch her Parallel Slalom World Cup gold (FIS)