Sam has established himself as one of the world's best Laser sailors, highlighted by the bronze medal he won at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The 28-year-old has achieved incredible consistency in what is arguably the most competitive class and up until the end of 2019 hadn't finished outside the top six in the previous two years.

Sam, who hails from Tauranga, will be joined in Tokyo by younger sister Molly, who sails with Alex Maloney in the 49erFX, and the pair spent seven years of their childhood sailing around the world.

This will be his second Olympic Games and, once again, he will be coached by Mark Howard.

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Sam's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Sailing (Laser - Men)
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Medal Race 85pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 10 1pts Q
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 09 12pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 08 6pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 07 13pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 06 17pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 05 14pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 04 6pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 03 5pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 02 3pts
      Laser Men's One Person Dinghy - Race 01 19pts
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