Montreal, November 23, 2015 - From November 24 to 29, our eyes will turn to Takapuna, New Zealand, host of the Finn World Championships. Martin Robitaille, athlete on the Canadian team and great Quebec hope , will compete in the Championships on the Pacific but also qualifying for the Rio Olympics. Within one year of the Games, we can expect a great competition where the level will be high and everyone will want to finish at the top.
The Finn class will be the last Olympic class to have its World's this year. More than 90 athletes are expected from around 30 countries. Two competitors from Canada will participate in this battle on the water in an attempt to qualify the country. The best of the two, if chosen by Sail Canada, will represent the country next August.
As this is a qualification for the Games, Martin expects to win and wants it. In the final phase of his preparation for this event, he was in Miami since September training hard. Currently on site, in NZ since early November with his coach, Rosie Chapman, Martin continued to prepare well. After an eventful season, the Québécois intends to show what he can do and qualify the country for the Olympics.
The opinion of the coach:
Rosie Chapman, Head coach of Quebec Sailing Federation: «The World Championships begin on Tuesday in Takapuna. Martin and I are confident and excited about the week of competition. Martin is ready. His preparation of these past few months for the Worlds has been intense and could not have gone better. We were fortunate to have an awesome training group working with two silver medalists and multiple top 10 finishers. As his coach, I can say that Martin is both physically and mentally at his peak. I have full confidence in him this week and I am looking forward to watch Martin race!»
Martin Robitaille: "This is the rendezvous of the year, this is a very important time for me. I have been in NZ for several days for my preparation with Rosie. I feel confident and ready. "
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