Revo Ambassador Dorian van Rijsselberghe won an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Games and was even the flag bearer for the entire Dutch team, but he didn’t stop there. He’s back at the Games this year in Rio, and will be competing on August 11th in the first round of the men’s RS:X windsurfing.
In preparation for the games, van Rijsselberghe has continued his string of successes. He came in first place in the Men’s RS:X event at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, The Netherlands in May and earned a silver medal at the World Championships in Eliat, Israel in February.
But van Rijsselberghe almost didn’t get the chance to compete in this year’s Games; back in 2012, the International Sailing Federation voted to replace windsurfing for kiteboarding at this year’s Olympics. However, after several windsurfers contested the decision, the Federation overturned the vote later that year, and windsurfing was restored for the Rio Games.
Van Rijsselberghe’s event will take place at the Marina da Gloria on Rio’s scenic Guanabara Bay. We’re thrilled windsurfing is here to stay for the Rio Games, and we wish van Rijsselberghe the best of luck!