ISAF World Sailing Rankings - 6 May 2004 - Mistral Men
Posted On: 07/05/2004 10:10:04
Maxim OBEREMKO (UKR) still occupies the top spot that sees him remain as one of the favourites for success at the Olympic Games in Athens. Just behind him, and looking forward to perhaps peaking at the right time is the 2003 World Champion "Pont" MIARCZYNSKI (POL). The top three is rounded out by French windsurfer Nicolas HUGUET.
Piotr MYSZKA, Polish team mate of the 2003 World Champion, has rocked up the rankings into fourth position after a ninth at the 2004 World Championship in Turkey consolidated a consistent few months in the class. Although he will not be competing at the Olympic Games as this honour was claimed by Pont, his current position shows what depth there is in Polish windsurfing.
Nick DEMPSEY (GBR), on the back of his selection as the British nominee for Athens has picked up his game a little to step back into the top ten after falling to a low point of 13 following the 2003 ISAF World Championships in Cadiz. He finished fifth in Turkey, a result that can only have been confidence boosting in his build up to Athens.
Tom ASHLEY (NZL) is the biggest mover in the top twenty this time around, although he didnâ€™t start the day in the top twenty, he moved a massive 14 places higher amongst the best sailors in the world to 17 overall in the rankings. His seventh place in Turkey, along with runner up position in the ISAF Grade 1 event in Hyeres, gave the young sailor all the points he needed to make a break for the top tier.