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Allison makes a comeback to Olympic RS:X Racing!!!Thursday, 9 Dec, 2010
The four time Formula Windsurfing World Champion, Allison Shreeve, has made her comeback to the Olympic windsurfing class with a gallant effort at the Sail Sydney regatta this week. After a three year hiatus from competing in the RS:X class, Allison used this regatta to blow off the cobwebs, tune in her new equipment, and familiarise herself again with racing on the RS:X equipment.
After Day One, triple Olympian Jessica Crisp of Australia lead the RS:X class by one point, leading from both her training partners Flavia Tartaglini from Italy, and Yannicke Stalstrom of Norway. With eleven races over four days on the beautiful Sydney Harbour, in what was mostly a light wind regatta, Crisp was nudged out of first place by the Italian who won the event, with Shreeve finishing a credible fourth.
Photo by Vincenzon Baglione
Sponsored by Sports Hydrant’s “Sport for Women Day” campaign, Allison is now focusing firmly on qualifying for the London Olympics at Weymouth in 2012. “After finishing 4th at Sail Sydney, I now know what I need to work on more, so I’m hoping for a better result in Melbourne and improving my technique with every race” Shreeve said.
With the aim of raising the profile of women’s sport in Australia and promoting healthy and active lifestyles for women, Allison is pleased to be a part of “Sport for Women Day”. “It’s a great initiative for women to participate in on the 6th March 2011. We aim to have over 100,000 women all exercising at once in major venues around Australia. It’s also a great chance to meet some of your favourite sporting heroines”.
You can register on www.sportforwomenday.com.au.
Photo by Vincenzo Baglione