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Olympic RS:X silver medallist Dempsey runner-up at World Cup

February 2, 2013 11:55 am

Olympic windsurfing silver medallist Nick Dempsey finished as the runner-up in the Miami Sailing World Cup, his first event since the Games.

The 32-year-old had to settle for second best in the men’s RS:X event at London 2012 as Holland’s Dorian van Rijsselberghe claimed the Olympic title.

And even though Dempsey enacted some revenge across the pond, the Dutchman having to settle for third, it wasn’t enough to earn him top spot with Spain’s Ivan Pastor taking gold.

Fellow Brit Elliot Carney made the final, finishing sixth, the same position Izzy Hamilton finished in the women’s RS:X event.

But there was disappointment for Beijing Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw after she finished agonisingly short of the podium in fourth.

Meanwhile, Alex Mills Barton will be in action in Saturday’s three Laser medal races after finishes of fourth and 12th were could enough to keep him in the top ten.

This will be Mills Barton’s first World Cup medal race appearance, although compatriots Jack Wetherell and Matt Reid’s Miami adventures ended as they finished 25th and 27th respectively.

© Sportsbeat 2013