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Encyclopedia > Torben Grael
Olympic medalist

Torben Grael
Medal record
Men's Sailing
Gold 1996 Atlanta Star class
Gold 2004 Athens Star class
Silver 1984 Los Angeles Soling class
Bronze 1988 Seoul Star class
Bronze 2000 Sydney Star class

Torben Schmidt Grael (born July 22, 1960 in São Paulo of Danish heritage [1]) is one of the most important Brazilian sailors, renowned in international competitions. A descendant of Danes, he was taken sailing by his grandfather at five years old on the sailboat Ailen, of the extinct 6 meter class, which was the boat used by the silver medal winning 1912 Summer Olympics Danish sailing team. Once he moved to Niterói, he started sailing with his brother, Lars Grael, also an Olympic medal winner, on the Bay of Guanabara. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Events Nations Category: ... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, United States. ... A Star (or Starboat) is a 6. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... These are the results of the mens Star class competition in sailing at the 2004 Summer Olympics. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, there were 7 events in sailing. ... you are such a dumb noob and the red sox rule Size = 200 | Optional caption = | Host city = Seoul, South Korea | Nations participating = 159 | Athletes participating = 8,465 (6,279 men, 2,186 women) | Events = 263 in 27 sports | Opening ceremony = September 17, 1988 | Closing ceremony = October 2, 1988 | Officially opened... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Games/Games of the New Millennium, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... Final results for the Sailing events at the 2000 Summer Olympics: // MENS EVENTS Sailboard (Mistral) Single-Handed Dinghy (Finn) Double-Handed Dinghy (470) WOMENS EVENTS Sailboard (Mistral) Single-Handed Dinghy (Europe) Double-Handed Dinghy (470) OPEN EVENTS Single-Handed Dinghy (Laser) High Performance Dinghy (49er) Two-Person Keelboat... July 22 is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Three types of sailor are seen here in the wheelhouse: a master, an able seaman, and a harbour pilot. ... Diagram of Sailboat, in this case a typical monohull sloop with a bermuda or marconi rig. ... The 1912 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the V Olympiad, were held in 1912 in Stockholm, Sweden. ... Location of Niterói Coordinates: Country Brazil Region Southeast State Rio de Janeiro Mayor Godofredo Pinto (Workers Party (Brazil)) Area    - City 129,375 km² Population    - City (2006) 476. ... Lars Schmidt Grael (born in Sao Paulo, February 9, 1964 is a former sailor and Brazilian politician. ... Satellite image of Guanabara Bay In Portuguese, Baía da Guanabara is an oceanic bay located in southeastern Brazil in the state of Rio de Janeiro. ...

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Record

Nicknamed Turbine for his fame in conducting sailboats, he collected five Olympic medals, four of them in the Star class. A Siemens steam turbine with the case opened. ...


He is the Brazilian with the highest number of Olympic medals, and holds the highest number of Olympic medals in sailing, although Paul Elvstrom has four gold medals (winning them consecutively from 1948 through 1960), and is Grael's own role-model. He is the Brazilian with the highest number of Olympic medals. He also placed first place in many World, South American and Brazilian championships in several categories. His first-mate is usually Marcelo Ferreira. Paul Bert Elvstrøm (born February 25, 1928) is a yachtsman. ...


Results

International

Year Event Venue Class Result
1978 World Championships San Diego, CA, USA Snipe Jr. 1st
1980 Sailing Olympic Week Cork, Ireland Soling 1st
1981 North-American Championship Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Soling 1st
1983 IX Pan American Games Caracas, Venezuela Soling 1st
World Championships Porto, Portugal Snipe 1st
1984 Sailing Olympic Week San Remo, Italy Soling 1st
Mediterranean Championship San Remo, Italy Soling 1st
XXIII Olympic Games Los Angeles, USA Soling 2nd
1985 World Championships Sarnia, Ontario, Canada Soling 2nd
1987 X Pan American Games Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Soling 3rd
World Championships La Rochelle, France Snipe 1st
1988 XXIV Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea Star 3rd
1989 European Championship Travemünde, Lübeck, SH, Germany Star 1st
World Championships Karatsu, Saga, Japan Snipe 2nd
1990 World Championships Cleveland, USA Star 1st
European Championship Lake Balaton, Hungary Star 1st
Sailing Olympic Week Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Star 1st
1991 World Championships Cannes, France Star 2nd
World Championships Newport, Wales, United Kingdom One Ton 2nd
World Championships Porto Carras, Greece ¾ Ton 3rd
European Championship Palermo, Italy Star 1st

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External links

  • Official website
  • Volvo Ocean Race
  • Brasil 1[[

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