Aquece Rio - International Sailing Regatta 2014
30 Jul 14
More than 320 sailors from 34 nations will compete at the first test event of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2-9 August from the Marina da Gloria.
|Name||Mathew Belcher||Maclolm Page|
|Date of Birth||20 September 1982||22 March 1972|
|Place of Birth||Gold Coast, Australia||Sydney, Australia|
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Over the past 12 months, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page have been the personification of perfection, striving for glory across the world and establishing their names in the history books.
A run of seven consecutive regatta victories including two 470 World Championships, four ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas and an Australian National Championship ensured they came into London 2012 with a run of form that could not be rivalled. Could they make it eight victories in a row?
Belcher and Page were the undisputed favourites for gold at London 2012. However, Great Britain's Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell turned their pre-Games hype into results and took an early initiative. As the most successful Men's 470 crew that have ever sailed the two-person dinghy Belcher and Page hit back taking five race wins and held firm in the Medal Race to take the title.
For Page it was his second consecutive gold medal success, the first time this has ever been achieved in the class.
Gold Medal - London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition, Weymouth and Portland, GBR - August 2012
2012 470 World Champions - 470 World Championship, Barcelona, ESP - May 2012
2011 470 World Champions - Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, Perth, AUS - December 2011
2011-2012 ISAF Sailing World Cup Champions
#1 on the world rankigngs throughout nomination period
1 - Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth and Portland, GBR June 2012
1 - Semaine Olympique Francaise de Voile, Hyeres, FRA - April 2012
1 - Trofeo SAR Princess Sofia MAPFRE, Palma de Majorca, ESP - March 2012
1 - US SAILING Rolex Miami OCR, Miami, USA - January 2012
2 - Sail Melbourne, Melbourne, AUS - November 2011
1 - 470 Australian National Championships, Perth, AUS - November 2011
Belcher: Running, golf and kitesurfing - although I haven't had much time to do either recently!
Page: Cycling and any team related sports.