Securing the selection to compete in the heavy-weight men's dinghy event marks Josh Junior's Olympic debut, with Rio 2016 his first Olympic Games appearance.

Junior grew up in Wellington, took to sailing at the young age of just five years and proudly represents the capital city's Worser Bay Boating Club.

Campaigning in the Laser class during the London 2012 cycle Junior missed selection and went on to switch to the Finn class in which he has excelled, producing some career topping performances in 2015 and 2016.

The 26 year-old took victory at the 2016 Princess Sofia Regatta in March interrupting the unbeaten track record of Briton Giles Scott. A couple of 4ths - at the 2016 Finn European Champs (March) and Sailing World Cup Regattas Hyeres (April) combined to impress the New Zealand selectors and earn Junior the spot.

Junior is coached by John Cutler, Olympic bronze medallist in the Finn class at Seoul 1988.


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Josh's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Sailing (Finn - Men)
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Medal Race 92pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 10 6pts Q
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 09 4pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 08 2pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 07 18pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 06 3pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 05 5pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 04 14pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 03 14pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 02 24pts
      Finn Men's One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) - Race 01 18pts
      Placed 7 of 23