VIDEO: Grael Family Sailing Dynasty

Published on July 28th, 2016

Brazilians have great expectations at Rio 2016 for their sailing team. Sailing is the sport which has given the most gold medals to Brasil in the Olympic Games, six, and the second in line with the most Olympic medals, 17.

The two best Olympic athletes in Brazil are sailors: Robert Scheidt and Torben Grael who have won five medals each. Another Grael, Torben’s brother Lars, has jumped on the Olympic podium twice so the Grael family has seven Olympic medals and have an opportunity to get more in Rio…

Torben will guide the Brazilian sailors as the team coach, but he will also advise two of them as a father: Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges will race in the 49er and Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze are one of the favorites in the 49erFX after being crowned world champions in 2014 and taking the silver in the 2013 and 2015 Worlds.

Video published on Jul 28, 2016.

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