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August 12-20 / Rio, Brazil

2016 Olympic Games

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The Danish Nacra 17 team Allan Norregaard and Annette Viborg are representing Denmark at the summer Olympics in Rio 2016. Allan and Anette have been sailing together since March 2015 at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR regatta. In May 2015 they won the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik. And they continued…

Together with Peter Lang, allan already won bronze at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 49er class.

What was your biggest challenge as a team?

Combining our very different personalities to a great performance on the water. Our diversity is our strong side but it is tough to make it work.

What is your best or most memorable result/win on your Road to Rio? Sailing, qualifying, mental, physically?

Silver at the World Championship 2016 in Clearwater, just after we found out we’ re the Nacra 17 duo going to represent Denmark in the Rio Olympic Games. Three regattas were used in the Denmark national selections: 2015 Europeans in Barcelona, 2016 Miami World Cup, and the final 2016 World Championships in Clearwater. It was a big relief that the trial was over, and suddenly we were in a surprisingly good position at the World too, which we didn’t know because we were defending our trial. It’ was really surprising for us that we would end up so high on the scores, really just a bonus for us to go out there and fight for a medal. It turned out as good as it could for us, cannot complain!

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What do you like best about the Olympic Sailing Venue?

It its really beautiful nature. Also we love the locals here. They are so friendly and help some. It’s really a great openhearted culture.

What will your last few months before the games look like?

A lot of sailing 😉

How and where can your fans follow you on your Road to Rio?

Website: sejlerlandsholdet.dk (Danish)

Website: horsenstilol.dk (Danish)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anetteogallan/?fref=ts

PR Contact during the Olympics: Jacob Andersen, jaa@dif.dk