Impresionante lo de Santi, todo un orgullo para el país y sus amigos. Premio más que merecido, no sólo por la ultima medalla conseguida sino por todo lo que ha venido haciendo y hace por nuestro deporte. Un logro histórico para la Vela argentina, que no debe desaprovechar esta ocasión unica de hacer llegar el deporte a más gente. Mi abrazo enorme a la distancia para el flaco y también para Ceci que no logró el premio mayor pero el hecho de haber estado nominada la pone en un escalón altísimo de nuestro deporte.
¡ VAMOS ARGENTINA CARAJO !
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ROLEX WORLD SAILOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS
8 SEPTEMBER 2016
2016 ROLEX WORLD SAILORS OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED
Barcelona, Spain, 8 November 2016 – Once again the stories behind the Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards mark out sailing as a sport that encourages and rewards determination, precision and passion. It is never enough simply to possess talent, although there was plenty of that in clear evidence as the sailing world gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the achievements of some of its finest athletes; those individuals who have delivered outstanding performances throughout the past twelve months, all in the pursuit of excellence.
The winners of the 2016 Rolex World Sailors of the Year were announced at an impressive awards ceremony held at the 18th century Casa Llotja De Mar, in the presence of some 500 guests:
Male Winner: SANTIAGO LANGE, ARGENTINA
Santiago Lange provided Rio 2016 with the fairy tale storyline of the Olympic Games as he won gold with Cecilia Carranza Saroli in the Nacra 17. At 54-years-old, six-time Olympian and two-time bronze medal winner, Lange was the oldest sailor competing, but his story goes beyond his age. Just one year prior to the Games Lange was diagnosed with cancer and had to have a lung removed. Making the start line of the competition was an achievement in itself for the resilient Argentinean. Lange showed what is possible when passion is backed by courage and determination.