IODA Optimist World Championship
31 Oct 14
Switzerland's Nicolas Rolaz has been crowned 2014 Optimist World Champion after a strong week of sail boat racing in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
|Faces of the Byte||What They're Saying|
|Amine Guedmim (ALG)|
Who Are You Sharing With In The Youth Olympic Village?
"I'm rooming with a swimmer from the Bahamas and some track people. It's good to see other people from the Bahamas succeeding in their sport and seeing who I'll maybe go to the Olympics with one day."
Paul de Souza (BAH)
How Was The Opening Ceremony?
"Woah, it was so cool. My mum was there and she told me 'Oh I was crying'. It was a proper Olympic Opening Ceremony."
Pedro Corrêa (BRA)
What's China Like Compared To Back Home?
"It's pretty good with all the big buildings and a big dining hall [in the Athletes Village]. Nothing like that in the Cook Islands. We're used to beaches and not big buildings. It's my first time in this kind of atmosphere."
Joshua Ioane (COK)
What's The Best Thing About YOG?
"Meeting people from different sports. With sailing you only get to meet sailors and just to be able to meet people from other sports is something we don't typically get to do."
Scott McKenzie (ISV)
What Was It Like Carrying The Flag At The Opening Ceremony?
"It was incredible. It was pretty amazing when you're walking with your countries flag and you hear the roar of the stadium. It was just a great experience."Sam Morrell (IVB)
|Asri Bin Azman (MAS)|
Tell Us What You Like
"I like the Byte and I like to race so I'm looking forward to racing."
Scipio Houtman (NED)
What's China Like Compared to New Zealand?
"It's completely different. All the high res buildings and it's building after building after building. It's crazy. After I left Shanghai when we drove five hours and there were so many apartment buildings."
Alastair Gifford (NZL)
"It's very cool and stuff. People here are awesome and the village and sailing club are cool."
What's It Like To Live In The Athletes Village?
"It's very cool and I enjoy it. It's like an apartment. We've got a little lounge area and a table and some chairs. It's got four rooms and two bathrooms. It's a really cool event and it's been run to an exceptional standard."
Calvin Gibbs (RSA)
|Cheok Choon Bernie Chin|
|Hamad Ibrahim al Hammadi|
What Sort Of Event Can We Expect?
"The fleet will get shaken up a bit and it will be interesting to see who has a great regatta and I'm sure people will come out and really give it their all for this event. I'm sure we'll see some surprise in the results."
Henry Marshall (USA)