Shaw eyeing up another World Championships podium finish

12 September 2014 / 19:39

Windsurfer Bryony Shaw admits she is eyeing up another podium finish ahead of the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

Shaw heads to Santander as one to watch in the 67-strong women’s RS:X fleet having claimed a silver medal at last year’s event in Brazil.

And while the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist is fully aware of the strength of her challengers in Spain, she is not about to throw in the towel any time soon.

“It is great to have had that silver medal [in 2013] and to have medalled at various other events since,” 31-year-old Shaw said.

“It is a great feeling that that consistency is there and I think this event is a fantastic opportunity and hopefully my career is on a good pathway at the moment. 

“I just want to show people what I can do and hopefully that is be on the podium again.

“I can definitely see this as being an extremely strong fleet and I think you will see the normal faces at the front. The French girl, Charline Picon, has been having a fantastic year so far, and it will also be great to see Zofia Klepacka, another Olympic medallist, who is back in the fleet and on full fire so I see those two girls as my main two rivals this week.

“This is my focal event to peak for. Physically I feel prepped and we did a lot of equipment testing earlier on in the year so trying to get every element of the prep done and I’m just trying to feel calm and ready.”

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