Barbara Kendall wins bronze, Sydney 2000

The Auckland boardsailor completed her set of Olympic medals by winning bronze in Sydney in 2000. The only New Zealanders to have won medals at three separate Olympics are Mark Todd, Simon Dickie and Kendall.

Her finishing placings in Sydney were 2-3-2-3-7-1-3-1-5-1-3 and she was disappointed to finish only third. Three sailors – Italian Alessandra Sensini, German Amelie Lux and Kendall – in the 29-strong fleet were several notches above the rest, and it was Kendall’s misfortune that she was shaded for the gold.

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